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Media Contact:
Roberto Cruz II
Email: rcruzii@nhu.edu

Telephone: (408) 273-2737
November: 28, 2006


The National Hispanic University hosts city holiday tradition- Las Posadas Mass & Festival

      (San Jose, CA)— The National Hispanic University is proud to be the host of a San Jose holiday tradition, Las Posadas.  The event will take place on Sunday, December 10th from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on the campus of The National Hispanic University (14271 Story Road, San Jose).  The festivities will begin with the celebration of Mass at 10:00 AM, followed by the traditional procession out into Bustos Family Plaza.  Immediately following the mass and procession, will be a festival with all day live music and entertainment, Mexican folk dancers, Santa Claus, Artisans’ booth, Mexican food and delicacies, community information booths, games and attractions for the kids, games for adults, prizes, free product samples and much, much more.  Admission to the event is FREE and is a an activity for the whole family.

      The Las Posadas event has a long history going back to the 1960’s when it was originally held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and organized by Alberto and Lucy Sidhu Rodriguez (Founders of Radio KAZA 1290 AM).  The event has since migrated from there to downtown San Jose, the Mexican Heritage Plaza and now to its new home at The National Hispanic University.  This will be the third year the university has been host to this event at its new campus in east San Jose.

      “The National Hispanic University is a place of learning, discourse and community.  For 25 years, we have worked to create a place where this can be done and we are honored to be the site of this city holiday tradition.  This is an event for the entire community and we welcome your families to our campus for this celebration,” said Roberto Cruz II, Director of Community Relations and Advancement at NHU. 

      The event is sponsored by Safeway, Epicentro Marketing, 92.3 La Preciosa, 104.9 Enamorada, Telemundo 48, El Obervador, Club de Damas Xochitl Mejica-n and The National Hispanic University. 

   The National Hispanic University is an independent, accredited, non-profit, 4-year university authorized to grant degrees since 1981.  The NHU offers degree programs in business, liberal studies, computer information systems, as well as a teaching credential program and certificate in Translation and Interpretation.  Founded in 2001, the Latino College Preparatory Academy is a charter high school for English Language Learners and is the first part of the 8-year academic ladder (Grades 9-baccaulaureate degree at NHU), The LCPA is in partnership with the East Side Union High School District. 

For more information, please contact Roberto Cruz II at (408) 273-2737.