BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – As the nation continues to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, NBC 33 & Fox 44 is doing the same.

Observation of Hispanic Heritage week started in 1968 and 20 years later, was expanded to a full month. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage month from September 15 to October 15.

Observation takes place through celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.