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Cinco de Mayo festivities moved to September
May 01, 2014 Jerry Purvis   

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There will be no Cinco de Mayo parade and festivities this week. According to event organizers, the traditional festivities have been moved to the week of Sept. 14, 2014.

The traditional Cinco de Mayo parade and festivities, a long-time event in the Scottsbluff community, is being moved this year to the week of September 14.

Event organizer Mary Ann Shockley said scheduling conflicts with the Guadalupe Center made the change necessary. “We’ll have the parade during the week of September 14, along with the food vendors, music, mariachi dancers and everything else,” she said. “I hope the change will be for this year only.”

September 16 is Mexico’s original Independence Day from Spain and is celebrated in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo, more commonly celebrated in the United States, commemorates the Mexican army victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Shockley said more information on events during that week will be made public closer to the date.
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