Celebrating Latino culture
By From staff reports
Published in News on March 3, 2013 1:50 AM
Dressed in traditional Puerto Rican attire, Mia Cruz-Gonzalez, 7, puts beads into a plastic bottle as she makes a homemade maraca during a festival celebrating Latino culture held at the Wayne Center Saturday afternoon.
Edgar Victoriano, 9, right, and brother Gildardo, 18, left, wear masks and typical campesino (peasant) clothing as they perform the "Danza de los Viejitos" (Dance of the Old Men), a dance originating from Mexico, during a festival celebrating Latino culture held at the Wayne Center Saturday afternoon.
A festival celebrating Latino culture was held Saturday afternoon at the Wayne Center. The afternoon's event featured booths representing dozens of Latino countries, including Mexico, Puerto Rico and Ecuador. The booths showcased traditional clothing, toys and other items from each country, which were introduced to onlookers by individuals dressed in their countries' traditional dress. Along with the informational booths, the event included traditional Latino dances, and small arts and crafts for children.