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Celebrate a Rich Cultural Heritage in Comfort, Texas, This September

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If you’re looking for a way to enjoy Hispanic Heritage Month, try the Mi Cultura Y Tradiciones Celebration in Comfort! This family-friendly event will be hosted in historical Comfort Park, off Highway 27, on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s guaranteed fun, featuring traditional food, live music, beer, speakers, exhibits, and activities for kids. Plus, don’t miss your chance to enter a raffle and win a cool prize. Sponsored by the Kendall County Historical Commission, this community party is free to the public. Come learn about the Old Spanish Trail, the history of a Texas community called Polly, and the difference between Diez y Seis and Cinco de Mayo.

Celebrate a Rich Cultural Heritage in Comfort, Texas, This September

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You don’t have to look far in the Texas Hill Country to find influences of Spanish Texas. Creeks, rivers, landmarks, and more reflect this rich history. For example, the name of the Guadalupe River originates from April 14, 1689, when the river was christened Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

The Mi Cultura Y Tradiciones Celebration includes keynote speaker District Attorney Lucy Wilke and author Anne Stewart. Musical performances will be by Giovanni Kitts, Tejano Hall of Fame’s Fritz Morquecho, Mariachi de Kerrville, and Los Hermanos DeLeon, along with dance group performances by Danza Folklor Y Cielito, Las Monas, and Dia De Los Muertos performers. While you’re in town, also check out the 6th Annual Comfort Art Festival in the historical district!

Celebrate a Rich Cultural Heritage in Comfort, Texas, This September


Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual event from September 15 to October 15, which highlights the long and significant presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in North America. Established as a week by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, it was expanded in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan to be a 30-day period. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it’s the anniversary of the declared independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively. Enjoy a drive out to Comfort and soak up one of the cultures of Texas!