Lubbock hosts parade, concert for Cinco de Mayo

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Updated: 5/04/2013 11:09 pm

For the first time in over 30 years, Lubbock held a Cinco de Mayo parade Saturday morning to commemorate the historical event. The holiday has become a celebration of Mexican heritage that has grown in popularity over the years with many events across the country to mark the occasion.

A different Cinco de Mayo event took place at the fairgrounds. A car show, Mexican food and live entertainment. That event was put on by sister stations Telemundo Lubbock and Magic 93.7. Eddie 'the Dog' Moreno with Magic 93.7 said the event grows each year and though the history of Cinco deMmayo began with the victory of the Battle of Pueblo, it's the importance to Tejanos, which is the Spanish word for 'Texans', that make the event memorable.

"Born and raised here, we want to continue with the Mexican traditions and our roots, " Moreno said. "So we continue to celebrate Cinco de Mayo to teach our children and continue the big with the Mexican traditions." 

Tejano artist Shelly Lares performed. The group Massore closed out the entertainment.

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