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Cinco De Mayo celebration in Galveston
by Ruth Ann Ruiz
Monday, May 08, 2017

Cinco de Mayo GalvestonMariachi music swirled through the air from the annual Cinco De Mayo celebration in Galveston on Sunday. Guided by the sound and aromas attendees found traditional Mexican food, friends, family and all the colors of Mexico in front of the old county courthouse. The League of United Latin American Citizens has been hosting this family friendly event since 1982. Tommie Jenkins a 94 year old Galvestonian enjoyed the afternoon with her children, grandkids, and great grandchild.

The weather was perfect for the outdoor festivities with clear blue skies people from all over the county and as far away as Houston came to enjoy the afternoon. There were 37 vendors with close to 7500 people weaving in and out of the fiesta. Attendees were entertained by both mariachi and Tejano music along with crowning of a new queen and princess. There was also an antique car show. 

The party really started to come alive when Roberto Pulido y Los Classicos from Edinburg Texas came on stage singing Tejano music. Tejanos clasping their partners danced to the familiar tunes. Singing in both English and Spanish the band also charmed the audience with,  Down on the Bayou.

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