Central American Traditions Focus of Smithsonian’s Hispanic Heritage Month

Music and Dance Performances, Hands-on Activities and Fun Sept. 15

Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR]– Central American traditions will be celebrated at the Smithsonian’s Hispanic Heritage Month family day Saturday, Sept. 15, between11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the National Museum of American History. The day will feature a sampling of music and dance performances as well as food demonstrations aand hands-on arts and crafts. TheSmithsonianCenterfor Education and Museum Studies brings together the National Museum of American History, theSmithsonianLatinoCenterand theHirshhornMuseumandSculptureGardento present the Central American Traditions Family Day.

The museum’s terrace, which faces the National Mall, will feature fair tables that include demonstrations of foods such as pupusas and tamales, traditional weaving fromGuatemalausing a back strap loom and musical and dance performances, including the New York-based band, Bodoma. Inside, activities include designing a family bandera (flag), making alfombras or carpets, which are temporary artworks made with sawdust and based on a 400-year-old Guatemalan tradition, a lecture on Central American ceramics with Alex Benitez, archeologist and George Mason University professor, and engaging in conversations about immigration based on objects in the museum’s teaching collections.


Below, in THIS link, is a full schedule of events for the Central American Traditions Family Day:




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