Wyoming gears up for Hispanic Heritage month

In preparation and celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Cheyenne Hispanic Festival Committee is working with the Wyoming State M
Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 6:04 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) — In preparation and celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Cheyenne Hispanic Festival Committee is working with the Wyoming State Museum to set up a variety of display tables to showcase the different Hispanic and Latino countries and cultures in Wyoming.

The tables will include flags, toys, hats, and artisan works.

Later on Wednesday at 6 p.m., the committee will also be at the Laramie County Library with a kid’s Spanish story time and basic language lesson.

On Friday, there will be “La Noche de Celebracion” or a Night of Celebration at the Civic Center with Mariachi bands, Hispanic culture and exhibits; tickets are on sale now.

“We’re really wanting to represent different countries in Latin America, not just Mexico. We want to represent Honduras, Guatemala, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and have everyone feel welcome. This is a small community so I want everyone to feel welcome to come on down and celebrate and also educate the community,” said Jessica Fernandez- Medina, Chair of the Cheyenne Hispanic Festival.

Hispanic History month highlights the Independence Days of many Hispanic or Latino countries.

The effort is to bring everyone together like familia and learn, celebrate, and share our vibrant culture.

For more family activities or cultural enrichment, there will be more events throughout the week and month.