The Real Cinco de Mayo: Made in California

The Real Cinco de Mayo: Made in California

1. The holiday was not brought to the United States by Mexican immigrants in the early 20th century.
2. It is not a “fake holiday” invented by beer companies in the 1980s.
3. Cinco de Mayo was created and first celebrated by Latinos living in California, in 1862.

Come learn the origins of this much celebrated holiday through the play "The Real Cinco de Mayo: Made in California" adapted from the research of Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista "El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition," published by UC Press.

The play is produced by the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at UCLA and performed by Ballet Folklorico Flor de Mayo with music by Conjunto Tenocelomeh.

Sunday, May 7
12:30-3 p.m.
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes (LAPCA)
501 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

See you there! Go Bruins!

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May 07, 2017 at 12:30pm - 3:30pm
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes (LAPCA)
501 N Main St Los Angeles CA 90012
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
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