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Two Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Monett

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Two Cinco de Mayo celebrations are planned for this weekend in Monett.

Asociaci--n Latina Imagen will host its first celebration of the historic Battler of Puebla in 1862 that marked a turning point for Mexican independence from French colonial rule. The Asociaci--n's event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at South Park.

Live music will feature the Mariachi band Viva Xalisco, from Jalisco, Mexico, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Local musicians will also perform.

Vendors will share food treats from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. Activities for children will include face painting and a bounce house.

St. Lawrence Catholic Church will host its annual Cinco de Mayo festival on the church grounds at Seventh and Cale. The celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.

The family friendly event will feature activities, Mexican food, a talent show and live entertainment, including a performance by the Mariachi band from Tlaquepaque Jalisco.

Games and contests will be offered. Prizes will be given away in the drawing. All funds raised will benefit the church.

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This is in no way meant to be a 'mean spirited" comment....not in any way..it is simply a personal observation about something that seems sort of odd.... if I had left my native country because I believed things were better in another..I really doubt if I would make a big celebration of the fourth of July. My faimly doesn't celebrate 'bastille day', for example....guess it must be different wiith newer arrivals? ...like I said, just seems sort of illogical.

-- Posted by common-tater on Thu, May 2, 2013, at 5:55 PM

Let me ask you if you consider it 'odd' that many American-Norwegians celebrate Constitution Day(Norway's) across the US(Wash.,Minn., Wisc.)?Also, do you have the same feeling for Scots celebrating Highland Games and all things Scottish in Missouri? Or, do you have an issue with KC's Irish Festival, or Jour de Fete in Ste. Genevieve?

BTW, you can celebrate Bastille day in St Louis, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio,Kentucky, to name a few.It is never 'odd' to explore your roots.

And, also, the first city in the continental US was St. Augustine, a hispanic town. So, many of us have been here when California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado (to name a few) were territories of Mexico. And some of us are indigenous to the area. So, we are not 'new arrivals' as you assume.

-- Posted by avamissouri on Sat, May 4, 2013, at 3:17 PM

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