Hispanic Culture Celebrated with Fiesta on the Green

Friday, September 23, 2016 Hispanic Culture Celebrated with Fiesta on the Green

Students with facepaint celebrate Hispanic heritage at Fiesta on the Green at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

On Thurs., Sept. 22, hundreds of students, faculty and community members of all ages gathered for Fiesta on the Green, an annual event sponsored by the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services to celebrate Latino culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

“I’ve gone the last two years. It’s kind of a tradition,” said graduate student Grace Brown. “It’s just really joyous and it’s always very happy.”

Sophomore Carlee Koehler had not planned attending the event, but heard the music while studying in the Union and decided to stop by.

“I like seeing all people from different cultures come together. It’s really fun,” said Koehler. “And seeing everyone dancing and having a great time is awesome!”

Festivities included finger painting, a raffle drawing and dancing. The Mexican American Student Association, Define American, OASIS Peer Mentors and Nebraska Appleseed had booths, along with Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity and Lambda Theta Nu sorority. Folkloric dancing from Sangre Azteca and Orgullo Latino was a highlight of the event, along with live music from the band Conjunto Estigma. Featured traditional foods included duritos, pan dulce and horchata.

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