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Latin America Festival Hosts and Attendees Discuss Hispanic Culture in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Anya Faulkon

El Festival Hispano de Harrisburg en el 2019.

Photo courtesy of LHACC

El Festival Hispano de Harrisburg en el 2019.

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Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15ththcelebrates the history and culture of the country’s Latino and Hispanic communities and how they have contributed to American society.

September 15thth It was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the Independence Day of the five Hispanic nations.

Jaime Zavala, Founder and President of the Latin America Alliance, Noelia Torres, Public Relations Director of Danza Fiesta, and Meredith Klein, Director of the Philadelphia Argentina Tango School, will discuss the Latin American community and its upcoming events. provide insight. Latin American festival on Saturdays at 11:30 am in New Holland.

The festival aims to bring together 21 Latin American countries to showcase their heritage and traditions to the local non-Hispanic community through music, dance and food.

“Music, it’s in our blood,” said Zavala. “I think it’s even more pronounced in Hispanic countries. Music, big gatherings, and food…it all speaks to our roots, our heritage, our traditions.”

Klein said the best way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month is to step outside of your comfort zone and learn about the culture.

“Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time to say you’re going to do things outside of your bubble,” Klein said. And those unexpected connections and things that push us out of the habitual patterns of our lives and thoughts keep us in touch with the moment. I truly believe that , is something that makes our lives richer.

For more information on Latin America Festivals, visit