September 21, 2023


The diverse campus community of The Catholic University of America will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with two can’t miss events. 

“Sabor y Cultura — A Celebration of Latin American Culture,” will be a Sept. 30 festival celebrating the music, food, and dance at the heart of the diverse Latin American and Hispanic communities. The free and family-friendly gathering on the University Mall will be the cornerstone event on campus during Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

Highlights include: 

Savor Authentic Cuisine: Immerse yourself in the mouth watering tastes of Latin American cuisine. From tantalizing street food to traditional delicacies, our festival brings together renowned restaurants to offer you an unforgettable culinary experience. Cuisine from Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Argentina, and Spain just to name a few! 

  • Dance to Rhythms: Feel the energy as live music performances transport you to the heart of Latin America. Lose yourself in the infectious beats of salsa, merengue, cumbia, and more, accompanied by talented musicians who will have you dancing the night away.
  • Immerse in Culture: Witness captivating dance performances that showcase the vibrant and diverse cultural heritage of Latin America. Catholic University’s own Oliveira Lima Library, Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies, Office of Global Strategies, and our Center for Cultural Engagement students and staff will be on hand as well. 
  • Mass in Spanish: Join us for a special Mass celebrated in Spanish on campus, adding a spiritual dimension to the celebration and connecting with Latin American religious traditions.

For more information, visit for updates and to pre-order food tickets

Before Sabor y Cultura there will be another vibrant event: the Latin American Music Center Seminar Performance Sept. 28, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy of Argentina. The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art-hosted concert will feature a Latin American Music Center Seminar Performance presented by Maestro Gustavo Guersman.

Preliminary data before the start of the semester said that 27% of the students in the most recent first-year class identified as Hispanic. The University boasts the Center for Cultural Engagement (CCE), a place for encounter and accompaniment.