Cinco de Mayo celebration set for May 1st


Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. 

The day has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, and there will be a program celebrating this holiday and the Mexican culture on May 1, 2020 in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.

The program is a project led by Spanish teacher Aracele Garcia 

“I started this program because I wanted to show people the Mexican culture and what Mexican culture is about through the dancing and music,” Garcia said.  

This program takes two to three months to prepare because Ms.Garcia wants the program to be a success. All students are invited to participate. 

“When people hear that I am hosting a Cinco d Mayo program they think that it’s just the Hispanic community that’s only allowed participate,” Garcia said. “I want everyone to participate. It doesn’t matter the race.”

For sophomore Andrea Espericueta, joining the program was an easy choice. 

“I wanted to do something extra in school and thought it would be a fun and exciting experience,” she said.  

The program brings lots of students together in a positive way and teaches them a little about the culture of Mexico.  

“I didn’t have much to do after school so I joined,” Espericueta said.  “This has  helped keep me busy.”