Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Fiesta Sunday

The slide show below is from the first "Independence of Central America" celebration. The fiesta continues Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. The crowd Saturday was enjoying loads of traditional foods of their homelands, socializing in the beer tent, trying to ride a mechanical bull and browsing all sorts of items to show pride in their heritage.

The fiesta resumes in the parking lot between Somerset Street and Watchung Avenue (lots 8 and 8A).

A large stage had only recorded music when I was there, but dancing and live bands from Central America, Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador were promised.

The city's Mobile Command Center was stationed on the parking lot and police and private security were on hand to keep things orderly.

--Bernice Paglia


Blogger Jackie said...

Great slideshow, Bernice! I'm planning on checking out today's festivities in a bit.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the celebration was dampened in any way over Obama's backing of the Honduran dictator....

10:26 AM  

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