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Cinco de Mayo


Jesus Ortiz welcomed everyone to Monterey Park’s 33rd celebration held in the Barnes Park Amphitheater on May 3rd. He asked the guests to enjoy the sights and sounds of Cinco de Mayo in both English and Spanish.


Angelica Montano with the assistance of the musical group, Baldo Y Los Pacos, sang many Mexican folk songs to the delight of the audience. She has a beautiful voice.


Children of all ages enjoyed making crafts at the Macaroni Kid’s booth. They created colorful fans.

The event features food booths that filled the air with the delicious flavors of Mexican food.


Monterey Park Volunteer Firefighters Diaz and Garcia explained to the residents the importance of CPR to save lives.


Victoria Chavez displayed the famous “Money Hat” as she sold tickets to raise funds for next year’s event.


Monterey Park is one of the sponsors for the Special Olympic World Games.  They are busy raising funds to help feed and house team members for the games.









Members of Ballet Folklorico Esperanza Flores entertained the audience with several Spanish and Mexican folk dances in their colorful native costumes.


Mayor Hans Liang, Mayor Pro Tem Peter Chan, Councilmember Teresa Real Sebastian and City Clerk Vince Chang joined in the celebration.

Mayor Liang welcomed everyone to Monterey Park for our Cinco de Mayo celebration. This is a celebration of a small group of people who conquered a large group of people at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.  He thanked the committee members for this special event. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Mayor Pro Tem Chan wished everyone a Happy Cinco de Mayo! It is nice to have different cultures in Monterey Park. He thanked the audience for attending and asked them to enjoy. He said that Councilmember Stephen Lam is out of town and sends his wishes for a Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Councilmember Real Sebastian wished the audience a Happy Cinco de Mayo! This is a family holiday. She addressed the residents in both English and Spanish.  She is proud of her Mexican-American heritage. She thanked the committee for a fabulous job. She hopes the city can celebrate September 16, which is Mexican Independence Day. She said that Councilmember Mitch Ing was unable to make this event today. He sends his best wishes.

City Clerk Chang addressed the audience is both English and Spanish. He was born in Ecuador. He thanked the committee. It is a great day to enjoy the cultures in Monterey Park.


John Leung from the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Waster District invited the audience to visit their booth for water saving tips.


Song Park, a member of the Sister City Committee, wished everyone a Happy Cinco de Mayo!



Jessica Ramos celebrated Cinco de Mayo by offering Face Painting to children of all ages.


Lupita Infante, granddaughter of the famous Pedro Infante, wowed the audience with her beautiful voice. She sang many old favorite songs.


Roger Del Norte, a friend of Lupite Infante, joined in the celebration.



Jesus Monroy danced to the beat of the music as the musical group Saturno Norteno began playing songs for the Dance Contest.


Roberto Sandoval proudly wears the famous  “Money Hat” since he was the lucky winner.

The celebration also featured many other raffle prizes from local businesses.

Mariachi music filled the park as part of this Mexican fiesta held in Monterey Park.

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