Longmont Celebrates Cinco de Mayo!!!
Longmont Celebrates Cinco de Mayo Celebration is an event that celebrates culture and honors the health of the Longmont community. We are very excited to say that this coming year will be our 12th Annual Longmont Celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Roosevelt Park! Thousands of people showed up, and we had a blast! Great entertainment, great food, great booths, great car show, great everything!
What is Longmont Celebrates Cinco de Mayo???
Longmont's Cinco de Mayo Celebration has a long history of being a healthy, family oriented event through its alcohol & tobacco-free standard. This fun family event includes various musical and dance entertainment, vendor and informational booths, a car show, chihuahua contest, and tons of great food! Many organizations participate and provide health related services/messages promoting unity in our community and celebrating the Latin culture.
Longmont Celebrates Cinco de Mayo aims to create awareness of the many diverse cultures that exist in our county and thus create a better understanding and acceptance of Latino community. Cinco de Mayo is not as many believe to be, Mexican Independence day:
"The holiday of Cinco de Mayo, The 5th of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population." (www.mexonline.com, March 2007"
Our hope is to bring diverse communities together to educate, share, appreciate and enjoy each other's differences, as well as give each other an opportunity to learn about the many resources we have right here in our community.