ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Celebrations in Old Town on Saturday kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month.
The event is hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Society and attended by local community leaders. Visitors enjoyed live entertainment like flamenco dancing and mariachi music.
People say the festivities are important because Hispanic heritage can be seen everywhere in the state.
“For New Mexico it’s particularly important. You know we have a great representation in New Mexico, where people continue to do better and better and have more of an impact on our community,” said Brian Colon.
The event runs until 9 p.m. on Saturday.