Latino Heritage Day celebrated

Step to the left, cha cha cha, step to the right, cha cha cha, moved those at the Latino Heritage event in the Quad.

Latino 96. 3 and DJ Eddie One turned up the salsa music for everyone to dance to as they celebrated Latino Heritage Month.

Tables were set out with food, pictures and cultural artifacts about a variety of countries including Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Colombia.

The event was meant to showcase the diversity of Latin America.

“I had to learn about this country and it’s really beautiful, I’m thinking about going on a vacation there,” said Mexican history student and volunteer Melissa Riggs on Uruguay.

To get the students to participate and learn, the ASG passed out cards with the names of each table. Those who visited seven tables, listened about the country’s history and culture received two free tacos.

Latino 96.3 gave away LA County Fair tickets and t-shirts to anyone who could answer the name of the capital, of the Latin country that DJ One blurted out over the microphone.

“The event was held to promote different countries and to get the students to think about their cultures a little more,” said Greg Wagstaff of the Associated Student Government.

Latino Heritage is celebrated throughout the month of September.

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