Dancer Daniela Leon performs onstage at The Dalles Wahtonka High School’s MEChA Club presentation Friday, May 3, part of an early celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Marking the date of a famous Mexican battle that aided the North in the U.S. Civil War, the observance is often used to celebrate Mexican culture in the United States.
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The Dalles business owners host festivities for Cinco de Mayo
“Cinco de Mayo is a day that makes me proud,” said Carlos Quezada, co-owner of La Cabaña in downtown The Dalles.
“We might be far away from our country but we can’t change our blood – the culture is still with us.”
May 4, 2013 8:47 p.m. read more..
The annual Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — celebration across the U.S. is more than just a tribute to Mexican heritage — it is a reminder about the important role the neighboring country played in ending America’s Civil War.
May 4, 2013 8:42 p.m. read more..