Valdosta Residents Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

By: Greg Gullberg Email
By: Greg Gullberg Email

- Valdosta, Ga. - May 05, 2012 -

Valdosta residents celebrated the first annual Cinco De Mayo event Saturday.

Hundreds enjoyed the Latin music, non-alcoholic margaritas and plenty of sombreros. It was put on by a Valdosta-based company called "Quezada Communications".

"Just to get people to intermingle; people to bring together different cultures. To be aware of other nationalities and their culture, their food, their dance," said organizer Hector Quezada.

Quezada says this is the first of many for this now annual event.

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  • by Frank on May 7, 2012 at 06:16 AM
    Need to read up on this 'cinco de mayo' thing. Mexico was way in debt to France and other countries for various wars (Mexican-American war was one) and was not paying their debts. France decided to invade Mexico (to recover what they were owed) and install a nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte as President. On a 'May 5th' they were defeated by Mexico. However, France invaded again and ruled Mexico from 1864 to 1867. So I guess cinco de mayo turned into cinco de uh oh.
  • by MaryE Location: Tallahassee on May 6, 2012 at 10:39 AM
    when I don't have to PUSH one for ENGLISH then I may go to an Cinco de mayo what a JOKE
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on May 6, 2012 at 07:14 AM
    While you are celebrating, just remember that a good number (like millions) of these people are "illegal aliens." They are fleecing the American taxpayer via public services and entitlement programs. You know it's politically correct for everyone to say "Happy Cinco De Mayo Day". Like its real cool and "you know" what it means. These TV people can't say it enough. We humans are just a step ahead of trained monkeys. Monkey see, Monkey do. I think I will have another alcoholic margarita. Keep on celebtating as this nation is sucked dry of all its resources.
  • by Eyes opened... on May 6, 2012 at 06:14 AM
    Hey MY..great post(comment) glad to hear of an organization or a group of individuals for that matters who gathered to celebrate Cinco De Mayo true meaning instead of using it ad means to "GET WASTED"....As with most national holidays...Can't wait to see who celebrate "Independence Day" while being enslaved to alcoholic beverages among other things....Think about it is that true freedom...It's your choice anyways...FREE WILL...P
  • by Oracle Location: Delphi on May 6, 2012 at 05:33 AM
    I would like to attend a 4th of July celebration in Mexico. Would any of you know where I would go to celebrate?
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on May 6, 2012 at 05:21 AM
    Yet here in Tallahassee its getting harder to celebrate anything American or "GASP" Southern.
    • reply
      by Chicken Gutz on May 6, 2012 at 06:47 PM in reply to Surprise
      Don't worry, Surprise: it's a matter of time until there's a national Camaro day.
  • by Kathy Location: Valdosta on May 6, 2012 at 03:46 AM
    My husband and I went in the afternoon and were disapppointed to see few people there as we thought it was a very nice opportunity for everyone to have an enjoyable afternoon of good food, music and fun. Hopefully, next time will bring more vendors and many more people out to enjoy it.Their loss as the short time we were there, it was all good.
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2012 at 03:44 AM
    Cinco de Mayo or May 5, is NOT the Mexican independence day. It was merely one regional battle against the French. It has become an American reason to sell a lot of beer and Mexican food to celebrate something the Mexicans don't even consider a real holiday.
  • by MT Location: Live Oak on May 5, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    Kudos to the organizers of this event for having NON-ALCOHOLIC drinks! This holiday should be about heritage not about seeing how drunk you can get! Good job, Valdosta!
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      by Black flag on May 6, 2012 at 03:39 PM in reply to MT
      The Battle of Puebla hardly represents heritage. Non-alcoholic drinks makes it even worse!
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