El Grupo Unidos Celebrates Cinco De Mayo In Belmont

Local youth gave a crowd pleasing performance of traditional Mexican folkloric dances.
Photo by Edward Watkins

For the 14th year in a row, El Grupo Unidos de Belmont, Inc. hosted its exciting Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday, May 4 at Crescent Avenue. Sponsored by C-Town, Krasdale Foods and Northeast Community Bank, this year’s edition featured Spanish music from DJ Gel Mix, a live performance from Banda 3 Ranchos and folkloric dancers from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

A local youth wore his best Mariachi attire for the special occasion.
Photo by Edward Watkins

A young musician sporting Día de los Muertos-face paint performed for the audience.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s decisive victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puelba on May 5, 1862 under general Ignacio Zaragoza’s leadership.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Budding artist Olivia painted a customized Mexican flag commemorating the holiday.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Richard Emmanual Merino (c) received the Dr. David Abalos Mexican Star Award for outstanding achievement in community leadership.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Cinco de Mayo revelers wore colorful costumes at this year’s celebration.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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