Del Mar College students, along with members of the community, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with maria- chis, tamales, a piñata and more.
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that is commemorates Mexico’s victo- ry over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
The celebration hosted by the Spanish class of Professor Javier Morin along with the Foreign Language Club, will be from 11:30 a.m. from 1:30 p.m.
May 4 on the south side of the Coles Building on East Campus. “I hope the students learn the appreciation of the different aspects of the Mexican culture and the language. We will be speaking Spanish and students will be able to learn as well,” Morin said.
The celebration also will include short readings, music, refreshments and loteria, also known as Mexican bingo.
Students will also be able to experience “stamping your passport at the Aduana station where a Mexican village will be featured,” according to a news release.
“This year we will have Aztec dancers from Corpus Christi performing 30 minutes of Mexican cultural music,” Morin said.
The event is free and open to the public.
IF YOU GO
What: Cinco de Mayo celebration When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 4 Where: South Side of Coles Building Cost: Free
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