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August 16, 2022

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Henderson parade celebrates Hispanic culture

Map of Water Street District

Water Street District

S. Water Street, Henderson

Henderson will host the 11th annual Hispanic International Day Parade today with a procession starting at 10 a.m at the Water Street District.

The event celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

A food and music festival will follow the parade.

Executive Director Margarita Rebollal said the event was created to bring Hispanic people together.

“Although we all speak Spanish, we have exclusive cultures that differ,” Rebollal said. “Each country has its own distinct culture. As we learn from one another, we are teaching those who are non-Hispanic about our beautiful and unique cultures.”

More than 20 Hispanic countries will be represented, including Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Paraguay and Nicaragua. Francisco Campbell, the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United States, will be the parade’s grand marshal and will receive the key to the city of Henderson.

The festival portion of the event will feature Argentinean and Mexican food as well as live Chilean, Spanish and Mexican music performed by local entertainers. The food and music festival runs until 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

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