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Jonathan Castilo
Eastern Idaho Cinco de Mayo Celebration
May 07, 2022 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
After a two-year delay, Eastern Idaho is ready to celebrate!
For immediate release. The Eastern Idaho Cinco De Mayo Committee invites you this May 7 and 8 to join Eastern Idaho's biggest multicultural celebration. After a two-year delay due to public health concerns, the Eastern Idaho Cinco De Mayo Committee is ready to celebrate our heritage, culture, and people. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, community, and volunteers who seek to keep the spirit of this celebration alive, this year’s celebration will be better than ever.
Many people confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Independence Day. However, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla. Where the victory of the underdog Mexican army defeated the French. Today, the victory at Puebla symbolizes solidarity between Latin American countries and North America.
Jonathan Castillo, Outreach Coordinator of Idaho Legal Aid Services, who is helping organize the event, said, “We look forward to being out in the community again after a long break to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of many of our clients and employees. This event will not only give our city a reason to come together, regardless of where their ancestors originated, but also we help get the word out for local business and non-profit organizations through a spectacular show, food trucks, vendor booths, and informational booths. Whether you are Hispanic or not, we are celebrating the solidarity between all people that live on the American continent. Everyone is invited this May 7th and 8th at Tautphaus Park to join in the celebration and festivities.”
The Eastern Idaho Cinco De Mayo committee reached out to Idaho Falls Mayor, Rebecca Casper for comment. Casper said "It's remarkable to see how everyone can come together to celebrate Mexican-American culture right here in Idaho Falls," Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper said. "We appreciate the efforts of everyone bringing our City together for this event because celebrating our community is what Cinco de Mayo is all about.
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