AFTER A WEEK OF TORRENTIAL RAINS, the sun broke through to a perfect Saturday afternoon in Northfield.
In this picturesque, historic Minnesota river town, people gathered to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the public library. And what a celebration.
Dancing centered the event as colorfully-costumed dancers entertained the crowd in this community tagged as the place of cows, colleges & contentment.
On this Saturday, it was also a city celebrating the culture of its Hispanic residents.
Giving us all a snapshot of this beautiful culture woven into our Minnesota communities.
I appreciate any opportunity to learn more about another culture. If I’ve observed one thing about those of Hispanic heritage, it’s the importance of family and of being together.
I also love the bright colors of this culture as noted in flags and costumes.
Attending this event simply made me happy with the vivid costumes.
Upbeat, thrumming music.
Wide smiles. All bring joy.
From the dancing
to the hands-on art
to the vendors
to the food trucks and more, I felt immersed in the Hispanic culture for an afternoon.
Right there in the heart of Northfield. The celebration continues into October.
© Copyright 2019 Audrey Kletscher Helbling