La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia (LAENI) is holding its annual Spanish Gala Saturday on the Sliman Theatre on E. Primary St.
The gala options connoisseur meals from space eating places, dwell and silent auctions, and leisure by New Iberia recording artist Keely Brennan.
Due to COVID-19, LAENI and the Metropolis of New Iberia determined it will be greatest to cancel this 12 months’s Spanish Competition, which was initially scheduled for April 16-18. They determined, nevertheless, to proceed with the annual Spanish Gala.
“It is that point of 12 months the place Iberia Parish celebrates its Spanish tradition and heritage,” mentioned Brinkley Lopez, LAENI vice chairman.
These on the gala had been capable of meet the Spanish King & Queen, take part in a Spanish costume occasion/contest, and meet Spanish descendants. There have been additionally a number of Spanish family tree shows.
Organizers say the occasion helps preserve town’s Spanish tradition sturdy.
“The primary factor is retaining Spanish alive. Their ancestry, the tradition in New Iberia. We’re not simply French down right here in South Louisiana, we do have some Spanish,” mentioned Lopez and LAENI member James Migues, laughing.
La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia is a nonprofit, volunteer group that serves as a car for the popularity and promotion of the Spanish tradition and ancestry in New Iberia and all through Louisiana. The group directs applications and actions involving instructional, culinary, music, and artwork exchanges whereas creating consciousness and a deeper understanding of the native Spanish heritage.
For extra info, go to newiberiaspanishfestival.com.
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