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Denver groups are reclaiming Cinco de Mayo’s true meaning.

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The original intent of Cinco de Mayo was to celebrate Mexico’s pride and fight for sovereignty and autonomy during the early 1860s.

Reclaiming that pride is one of the goals of “Cinco de Mayo en Westwood,” a free community celebration Saturday on Morrison Road (between Osceola Street and Meade Street) in front of the RISE Westwood Campus. It runs from noon to 7 p.m. 

The event in southwestern Denver will honor local Mexican-American and Chicano communities and will feature an art show, live music, cultural dance performances, local vendors and Mexican food.

The third annual event aims to recognize the historical significance of the Batalla de Puebla and how it created a sense of unity and pride for Mexican and Mexican-American communities. All are…

Tatiana Flowers

2023-05-03 03:02:00

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