Fiesta Indianapolis Research Paper

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Good music, good food, and good fun are often hard to find. However, there is one event that makes this search easier for a lot of people. ‘Fiesta Indianapolis’ is that guide. ‘Fiesta is an annual celebration, a huge festival that celebrates Latino culture in central Indiana. It brings a diverse and ever-growing community closer together. Not only that, it also invites others to join in with them. On Saturday, Sept.19, the most recent ‘Fiesta Indianapolis’ took place at the American Legion Mall. For one day only, the Mall was filled with music, food, dancing, and activities to celebrate the Latin heritage. This annual festival sees 15,000 people every year, making it a huge tourist attraction. And this year was a special one. This celebration began its tradition in 1980, making the last ‘Fiesta’ the 35th anniversary! So everyone who went could tell, there was more than just a culture being celebrated that day. There was a celebration for the triumph of La Plaza, the organizers of the festival, who have managed to give this jamboree to Indianapolis for 35 years.…show more content…
For example, one woman presented a cart full of paper mache skulls that she had made to sell for the Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead. Another artisan brought his original paintings to sell. Also, many home made clothes were up for sale, including lots of ponchos and sombreros. As for music, at Fiesta there was live music from noon all the way to 10pm. Traditional and current bands played while live performers danced the merengue, flamenco, tango, and salsa. The mariachi band played classics such as “Besame

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