Elac revives Cinco de Mayo celebration

By Ruben Hernandez  East Los Angeles College students received a taste of Mexican culture when the Cinco de Mayo celebration continued through the week. Cinco de Mayo is a traditional event commemorating the Battle of Puebla, in which the Mexicans fought the French for the occupancy of Mexico in 1862. Headlining the event were musical performances and customary dances honoring the various provinces of Mexico. ELAC’s child development center kids…

May 17, 2014

Aztec dancers keep tradition alive

By Sarah Rivero Aztec dancers and community members gathered at Belvedere Park on Saturday to commemorate “La Despedida de las Animas.” It was a ceremony that has been celebrated throughout the years to farewell souls of the departed who arrive at the altars on “The Day of the Dead.” Aztec dancers came from far and near to be part of this important celebration that dancers from Mexico D.F., Puebla, San Bernardino…

November 29, 2011