Cinco de Mayo! Hosted by Hispanos Unidos.

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On Saturday, May 4th 2013, Hispanos Unidos (HU) celebrated Mexican heritage and culture with free food and dancing. Hispanos Unidos President, Ana Arango stated, “It’s important to have events such as this one to recognize cultures on the ACU campus”.  On the menu for the day were enchiladas, rice, beans, chips, salsa, and traditional Mexican beverages, including fruity Mexican drinks called Agua Frescas, and a cinnamon rice beverage called Horchata.

In order to provide an appropriate appreciation for the festivities, Dr. Ronald Morgan, a Latin American history professor at ACU, gave a presentation that explained what Cinco de Mayo is all about. In 1861, the French attempted an invasion on Mexico. It was in Puebla that the French encountered heavy resistance. Although small and poorly armed, Puebla defeated the French, an event which has come to symbolize Mexican independence, unity and pride.

According to Ana Arango, “Everyone had a blast and I basically had to kick everyone out because they were about to close the building!” The Office of Multicultural Enrichment would like to congratulate Hispanos Unidos on the success of this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration and looks forward to next year’s event. HU president, Ana Arango, would like to extend an invitation to all ACU students.  “A lot of people think that to be a part of HU, you have to be Hispanic, or speak Spanish but it’s open to everyone! All we want to do is celebrate and recognize Hispanic cultures, and make those that aren’t very familiar with them a part of them.”

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