Rhode Island is a tapestry of different cultures with unique histories and customs coming together over centuries. It’s part of what makes us one of the most diverse and interesting states in the country. You can see evidence of these vibrant cultures everywhere you look, and we celebrate and embrace them year-round.
This month, we want to shine a special light on our Hispanic community as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15). For generations, the Ocean State has been home to thriving Dominican, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Guatemalan communities, among others, and we continue to welcome newcomers with open arms. We’d like to showcase some of the many Hispanic people we’re proud to call Rhode Islanders.