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City of Bloomington celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 9, 2013

For more information, please contact:

Prisma Lopez-Marin, Programming Assistant, City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department, 349.3464,

City of Bloomington celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department is proud to present the 8th Annual Festival del Otoño in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year in the United States the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 by honoring the histories, cultures and contributions of community members who originate or whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America and other Spanish-speaking countries. The observation started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15.

Celebratory events in Bloomington include:

The 8th Annual Fiesta del Otoño celebration is brought to you by the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department with friendly support from El Centro Comunal Latino and the Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. For more information and questions regarding National Hispanic Heritage Month events, contact Prisma Lopez-Marin, at or 349.3464.