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Toledo celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway, Toledo, hosts a program on Saturday, September 17, at 1:00PM with a Hispanic Heritage Fiesta. This program is free and open to the public.

The program features music, children’s crafts, entertainment from Elena Bartley’s Dance Studio, an art display courtesy of the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, and refreshments.

Later that day, at 5:00PM, the Mexican Consulate based in Detroit will engage in Grito Ceremonies at the SS. Peter and Paul Parish Hall on S. St. Clair, recognizing the Independence of México. This 2-hour event is free and open to the public.

Consul Antonio Meza to conduct El Grito Ceremonies this Saturday at SS. Peter & Paul Parish Hall, Sept. 17 at 5:00PM, celebrating the independence of México.

Hispanic Heritage Month begins annually on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries-Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, México achieved independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. The observation was initiated in 1968 as National Hispanic Heritage Week but was expanded in 1988 to include the entire 31-day period.







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