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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Dialpad!

Morgan Torian

DEI Community Manager

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th through October 15th each year as a way to honor and celebrate the rich culture and history that Hispanic and Latine folks bring to our world.

We’d like to take this month to celebrate the amazing Dialers from all over the globe who identify as Hispanic or Latine!

Why does Hispanic Heritage Month start in the middle of September, instead of at the beginning of the month?

Hispanic Heritage Month started in the US as a week-long celebration in 1968. In 1988, it was declared a month-long celebration.

The month kicks off with the celebrations of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua on September 15th, as well as Mexico on September 16th and Chile on September 18th.

What is the difference between the terms Hispanic and Latine (or Latino, Latina, Latinx,...)?

Great question! Often, people use these terms interchangeably. See below for definitions:

  • Hispanic: refers to people who are from Spain or a Spanish-speaking country, including those in Latin America

  • Latine (o/a/x): refers to people from Latin American origin or descent (inclusive of countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America).

Inclusive language tip

Historically, we’ve used the term “Latino” to refer to this group of people, but in recent years, a larger focus has been placed upon gender neutral or gender inclusive language. Because of this, we’ve seen terms like LatinX or Latine become more commonly used.

Want to learn more about inclusive language and Latine folks in the workforce? Check out the resources below.

More resources to engage with Hispanic and Latine culture

Engage with and celebrate Hispanic and Latine culture this month through books, podcasts, music, food, and film:


Find a Latine-owned bookstore >>


In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez

Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Next Year in Havana, by Chanel Cleeton

Olga Dies Dreaming, by Xochitl Gonzalez

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

The Taste of Sugar, by Marisel Vera


Children of the Land: A Memoir, by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity, by Paola Ramos

Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New American, by G. Cristina Mora

Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, by Valeria Luiselli





In the Heights



Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

West Side Story (original & remake)

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons

Dolores about the life and legacy of Dolores Huerta

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It



Menudo: Forever Young

One Day at a Time

La Casa de las Flores (The House of Flowers)

La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)


On My Block





Celia Cruz

Marc Anthony

Gloria Estefan

Bad Bunny

Karol G

Romeo Santos



Carlos Santana

Juan Gabriel


Latino USA

Latina to Latina


Café con Pam

The Global Latin Factor Podcast

Latino Business Report

Sazon y Corazon


Cooking con Omi

Your Latina Nutritionist

Piloncillo y Vainilla (plant-based)

Laylita’s Recipes