Cinco de Mayo Celebration Set in Tehama County

May 2, 2013 12:05 PM

The Latino Outreach of Tehama County, a volunteer based organization, will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 4th 2013. The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tehama District Fairgrounds.

Many people mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, but it is not. Mexican Independence Day is September 16th. Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico commemorating the Battle of Puebla. On May 5, 1862 a small group of Mexican soldiers defeated a formidable French army that was twice its size. Mexico had long before (September 16, 1810) declared its independence, but there were constant struggles to maintain Mexico's freedom for a long time after the country became independent from Spanish rule. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the fortitude of the Mexican people.

The Cinco de Mayo event will be hosted by Masters of Ceremonies Daniel Munoz, a previous Shasta Student who was chosen to sing the official sports anthem for coverage of the 2013 Liga MX, Mexico's top-flight soccer league.The event will consist of entertainment of Aztec Dancers, food, health and educational outreach booths, and other types of activities for all ages. The event will be featuring several bands, Grupo Ladino, La Original, Banda La Jalisciense, and Movimento Juvenil. Entertainment will also include Aztec Dancers, Zumba, Self Defense Techniques, and much more.

The celebration will provide community agencies providing health information, educational booths, games, prizes, and raffle fundraisers. Mexican food booths will be selling delicious food and much more for the whole family. Other activities scheduled at the fairgrounds on this day include Red Bluff Arbian "Silver Buckle" Horse Show, Red Bluff Garden Club Flower Show, Alpaca "Fiber on Foot", and Red Bluff Derby Girl Bout.

For further details, please contact Fernando Villegas at 527-5631 ext. 3068


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