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Cinco de Mayo celebration

Cedar Falls (KWWL) - It's only May first, but it's not too early to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.

UNI hosted its annual celebration of Cinco De Mayo. Spanish for 5th of May, the holiday commemorates Mexico's defeat of the French, May 5th, 1862. UNI's celebration takes place every year before finals week. The weather put a cloud over activities, but not over the spirit of the festival.

"The community really enjoys it and usually it's held outdoors, buy today it's kind of cloudy and maybe rain so were having it indoors in the Maucker Union, but it's a great time to get together and celebrate Cinco De Mayo," said Roland Carrillo, Retired Financial Aid Director.

The celebration included games and traditional Hispanic cuisine.


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