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SOMOS hosted Mexican Independence Day celebration held on Sept. 15 at 7 pm. People could eat tacos while watching the Colorado Mestizo Dancers perform traditional Mexican dances. As a finale, there was a screening of the movie Nosotros Los Nobles, a film where three spoiled siblings are forced to get jobs.
Despite what many may think, Cinco De Mayo is not the Mexican Independence Day, it is instead the day the Mexican army defeated the French and Austrian invaders, not Spain. The Mexican Independence day is September 16, which is when Miguel Hidalgo, one of the nation’s leaders, supposedly made the cry of independence in Dolores.
Phyllis Tonna and Anisa Castro, sophomores and the co-presidents of SOMOS, stated that they held this event on campus to kick off the start of Mexican Heritage month and celebrate the Mexican Independence Day. SOMOS is a club that strives to be a safe place for Latino and Hispanic students. They welcome all with open arms and want to provide a community where they can be themselves. For more information on how to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org