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El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

The Guide to Latino Heritage Month in Los Angeles

08/19/2014

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Latino Heritage Month engages, inspires and highlights contributions made by the Latino community to our country, while connecting the global communities of Los Angeles, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Taking place mid-September to mid-October, the first Latino Heritage Month Celebration in L.A. began in 2002 when the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) produced the first Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide. Read on for highlights of events taking place in L.A. during Latino Heritage Month.

Three Feet of Tacos and bottled Spicy Pineapple Margaritas at Rosa Mexicano

The Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles

04/24/2013

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Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of Mexican culture and heritage that takes place across the U.S. and regionally in Mexico, where it's known in the state of Puebla as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (“The Day of the Battle of Puebla”). Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over the much larger, better-armed French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The U.S. celebration of Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican American communities of the American West, Southwest and Northwest. Read on for our guide to Cinco de Mayo festivities throughout Los Angeles.