Trinity Diversity Connection discusses San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration

Trinity Diversity Connection discusses San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration

Scholars examine Fiesta’s history and cultural appropriation vs. appreciation
Ivanna Bass Caldera, News Reporter March 31, 2022

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the famous Fiesta celebration will return with all of its events in the spring (March 30 – April 10). According to the Fiesta San Antonio...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

How not to appropriate culture this Fiesta

Noelle Barrera April 11, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutOne of San Antonio’s most famous traditions, Fiesta, is coming up soon with its annual festive floats, street vendors and crowded celebrations — and with it can...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Trinity will participate in two parades this Fiesta

Kaylie King April 11, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysThis year, Trinity will be officially involved in Fiesta as part of both the Texas Cavaliers River Parade and the Battle of Flowers Parade. Both events will take place...

Trinity Latinx community members talk Fiesta

Trinity Latinx community members talk Fiesta

Gabriella Garriga April 11, 2019

Photo by Matthew ClaybrookFiesta is a unique San Antonio tradition filled with parades, floats and parties. Recently, however, its history and manner of celebration have been called into question.Fiesta...

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Fiesta Medals: crazy collections and more

Maria Zaharatos April 11, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutCats, condoms, Jesus dressed in Spurs memorabilia — what do all of these have in common, you may ask? Well, they're just a few of the designs that have been engraved...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut


Georgie Riggs April 11, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutAries - Chili Queens Cookoff, April 28I know that you crave drama, competition and hot things, fire signs. This unconventional Fiesta event celebrating all things tacky will...

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Fiesta for Dummies

Kathleen Creedon April 11, 2019

As a San Antonio native, I'm appalled every year when I hear Trinity students say they don't know what Fiesta is. I get first-years, though — when I was a first-year, I didn't even fully register...

Welcome to Fiesta, folks!

Welcome to Fiesta, folks!

Kathleen Creedon April 10, 2019

For nearly 130 years, San Antonio has observed Fiesta, a city-wide celebration that started in honor of the soldiers who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and the Battle of the Alamo. Since then, Fiesta's...

The evolving history of Trinity and Fiesta

The evolving history of Trinity and Fiesta

Noelle Barrera April 8, 2018

Trinity University was founded in 1869, and Fiesta began in San Antonio not long after in 1891. Fiesta originated as Fiesta San Jacinto, a salute to the heroes of the Alamo and San Jacinto battles. Since...

Illustration by Julia Poage, staff illustrator

Sidewalk Symposium: What do you recommend doing to celebrate Fiesta?

Gabriella Garriga April 8, 2018

Taylor Moser, senior business and communication major: “Last year I went to NIOSA, and it was really fun and was really expressive of the San Antonio culture. I got to eat traditional food. That...

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