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The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War

El Grupo Unidos Celebrates Cinco De Mayo In Belmont

(l-r) Local college-bound scholars Gabriela Cruz, Deisy Fuentes, Luis Ortiz and Karen Cruz proudly displayed their scholarship awards.
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For the 13th year in a row, El Grupo Unidos de Belmont, Inc. hosted its exciting Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday, May 5 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 la Ejecutiva de NY and folkloric dancers from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War.

Cinco de Mayo revelers wore colorful costumes at this year’s celebration.
El Grupo Unidos and C-Town presented an award to Boar’s Head Vincent Loverde.
Police officer Angela ‘Angie’ Colon (c), 48th Precinct Auxiliary, graciously accepted from El Grupo Unidos.
Local youth gave a crowd pleasing performance of traditional Mexican folkloric dances.
El Grupo Unidos de Belmont Inc. proudly accepted a citation from Governor Cuomo’s office.
Marshall from ‘Paw Patrol’ enjoyed meeting many Bronxites at this year’s cultural celebration.
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.
Updated 5:15 pm, July 9, 2018
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