By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The 31st annual Hispanic Fiesta is underway this weekend on Penn’s Landing.

Joanna Otero-Cruz, who is with Concillio, which is the organization responsible for this event, explains what the Fiesta is all about.

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Joanna Otero-Cruz of Concillio, the organization responsible for the Hispanic Fiesta. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

“Hispanic Fiesta is an opportunity for Latino countries to really come together and celebrate the rich culture through the language, through the music, through dance and food, of course!” 

She adds that you don’t have to be Latino to enjoy Hispanic culture.

“Salsa, merengue, bachata; people are really interested in the folkloric dances.  We’re going to have mariachi. People love that type of stuff!”

In addition to the food and entertainment, there are also health and social services organizations available on site to provide information.

The Fiesta began Saturday and continues Sunday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Admission is free.

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