National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in Norman

Members of Iglesia Pueblo de Dios hosted a Hispanic festival Saturday in Norman to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: October 16, 2012

— Children got to break pinatas, crawl though a giant paper maze and jump on inflatables, while everyone got to eat traditional Hispanic food at the Iglesia Pueblo de Dios' Hispanic Heritage Celebration of Norman.

October is National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Cultures represented at the church-sponsored festival Saturday at 2500 E Lindsey St. were from the countries of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Brazil.

Other activities included an adult soccer tournament and arts and crafts.

Also in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Moore Public Library will host a Culture Jam commemorating El Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 in Rooms A and B of the library, 225 S Howard Ave.

The event will feature music by Alegria Real, craft projects, stories and food.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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