Lansing celebrates Mexico’s Independence, Hispanic Heritage Month

Lansing celebrates Mexico’s Independence, Hispanic Heritage Month

Lorenzo Lopez has lived in Lansing for quite some time but hasn’t seen the city celebrate Mexican Independence Day the way people did when he was a kid.

Friday afternoon, a celebration downtown echoed his childhood memories as he brought a folklfromrico dance group, dishes from numerous Hispanic restaurants, politicians and many in the city’s Hispanic community to City Hall to celebrate Mexico’s freedom from Spain and Hispanic Heritage Month.

“It’s an extension of what we have always done in Lansing,” he said. “One of the things that I think is important is what happens after it.”

He led the crowd in various chants of “Long live Mexico!” — or “Long live Mexico” — a slogan that has rallied Mexicans for generations.

This News is Published from Google Alert – Hispanic Heritage Month.

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