¡Feliz mes de la Hispanidad! Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Every year, we recognize Hispanic-Americans and their culture as well as the contributions they have made for the community. This month (September 15 - October 15) was founded in 1968 and celebrates the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Chile and Belize. To celebrate this month, we have some fun facts for you about the Spanish language! There are 400 million Spanish speakers in the world! With over 400 million speakers worldwide, Spanish falls second as the most spoken language after Chinese (which is spoken by more than a billion people).