Cinco De Mayo Celebration 2010

5th Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration


Cinco De Mayo (1862)

Cinco De Mayo (1862) is one of the most important days celebrated in Mexico and by other Latin@/Hispanic/Chican@ communities all over the world. This will be the 5th Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration, which has taught many students, staff, faculty, and community members the true history of the Latin culture. LAS hopes to continue to inform students by providing foods, activities, and a variety of music and dance from countries such as Mexico, Puebla, and other countries of Latin America, which will be a learning experience for the students to discover the power of the Mexican/Latin American culture.

Cinco De Mayo is a day of great importance for the Mexican and Latin@/Chican@/Hispanic communities. This day marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Even though the Mexican army was eventually defeated; the Battle of Puebla, which in Spanish is known as the “Batalla de Puebla,” came to symbolize Mexican unity and nationalism. Furthermore, with this victory, Mexico demonstrated to the world that Mexico and all of Latin America were willing to defend themselves of any foreign intervention. This day is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla, other parts of Latin America, and in the United States where there is a large significance of Mexican population.

We hope everyone comes to this celebration with an open mind and leaves with a greater understanding of the Latin@/HIspanic/Chican@ Culuture.

~ Latin@ Associated Student at UC Merced ~

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (2nd Annual Celebration)

In behold of our beloved club, Latino Students de UC Merced and Office of Student Life, we would like to invite you to our Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta which will take place May 4th from 10 am until Midnight.

Latino Associated Students de UC Merced is constantly trying to reach out for our community, and this event will not be an exception. Our offices devoted their free time advertising the event throughout the city of Merced by visiting restaurants, and placing flyers everywhere.You will be able to recognize food from familiar restaurants, exotic cars from around town, among many other things. The following shows the times of the event:

  • 10:00am – 11:00am
    Opening Ceremony
    Aztec Dancers
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Student Performances & Loteria
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    Mexican Food & Drinks
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Piñatas & Loteria
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    Car Show
  • 5:00pm – 7:00
    Mexican Food & Drinks
  • 7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Dance Lessons
  • 8:00pm – 12:00am
    Ritmo Latino Dance

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