150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Plaza Mexico

The Plaza Mexico Foundation (14 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles) is pleased to invite you to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cinco de Mayo this Saturday, May 5th from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 3100 East Imperial Hwy, in the City of Lynwood, CA 90262.

It has been a tradition for The Foundation of Plaza Mexico, to join the community year after year in celebration of one of the most emblematic military victories in the history of Mexico.

Plaza Mexico, Los Angeles

Plaza Mexico, Los Angeles

“We are especially proud to be celebrating this year while we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in which the Mexican army supported by the Tlaxcaltecas and Huehues tribes defeated the French army of Napoleon III, in 1862” said the foundation.  

A civic ceremony will take place with the representation of the General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles, the Mexican Civic Patriotic Committee, the members of the Lynwood City Council and various Authorities of Mexico and Southern California.

A variety of shows will take place including; Jesus Ojeda y sus Parientes, José Alonso el Plebe, Grandeza Mexicana folkloric Ballet, Banda Nueva Tierra, Los Nuevos Chavalones, Oriente Cuatro, Mariachis, Theatrical, and the on-site preparation of the world largest Chile en Nogada.

Our goal is that our guests feel the joy of Mexico, its colors, its flavors, and its music, with the hallmark of our square, the faithful representation of the architectural treasures representative of Mexican culture. We invite you to enjoy an authentic Cinco de Mayo.

We highlight the importance for our community to participate and live the history that unites our countries. This event provides a great opportunity for children and young people alike to participate and endorse the history, culture and traditions and appreciate the strong relationship that Mexico and The United States had in the past, contributing to strengthening our ties within our cultural diversity.

Our 10 years experience of being in the preference of our beloved community distinguishes us and has made our Plaza the most representative of the spirit of Mexican joy, and therefore the center of the experience with Mexico in Southern California.

About the Plaza

Located in the emergent city of Lynwood, California, and only 14 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles, Plaza Mexico encompasses the quadrant bounded by Imperial Highway, Long Beach Boulevard, State Street and the 105 freeway.  It is a unique 650,000 square foot retail, dining, and office property blended together to create a cultural wonderland of shopping, dining, and entertainment. The exterior spaces offer outdoor diversion, sitting areas, fountains, and kiosks. Plaza Mexico is a highly successful shopping and multi-purpose artistic center.

When? This Saturday, 5thof May, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the glorious battle of Puebla. 
Where? At the Esplanade of Plaza Mexico, on 3100 E. Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262. 
How? The celebration will start at noon with Aztec folkloric dancers, and a theatrical representation allusive to the battle of Puebla, continue with singers, such as José Alonso “El Plebe, the folkloric Ballet “Grandeza Mexicana”, Nueva Tierra Band, Los Nuevos Chavalones, Oriente Cuatro, Mariachis, Art Exhibitions and Samples of Crafts. We will also have the pleasure in presenting the elaboration of the world’s largest Chile en Nogada. 

At 7:30 p.m. we will have the Civic ceremony with the representation of the General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles, Mexican Civic Patriotic Committee, the members of the Lynwood City Council and Authorities from Mexico and Southern California.


Then the party will continue with our head liner star Jesus Ojeda y sus parientes, until 10:00 p.m.


For more information, visit http://plazamexico.com.

Susie Albin-Najera
Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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