Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Adams State College

(04-28-2010)

Photo by Christel Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, with music and dance, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at the Adams State College Japanese/American Memorial Garden. The Adams State Cultural Awareness & Student Achievement (CASA@ASC) is sponsoring the event featuring Semillas de la Tierra, ASC Salsa Performance Team, and the ASC Percussion Ensemble. Student clubs and groups on campus will have food and activity booths.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican militia's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin led his troops to victory in the city of Puebla and delayed France's advance toward Mexico City. It has become a rich celebration of Mexican pride and heritage and is frequently mistaken as Mexican Independence Day.