Cinco de Mayo - Colorado - Library Of Congress

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America's Library
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1 May 2014
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A Local Legacy

Did you know that Colorado used to be owned by Spain? In the early 1700s the area that is now Colorado was claimed by Spain, and eventually France controlled most of it. Later, in 1803, the Eastern part of Colorado became part of the Louisiana Purchase (a deal between France and the U.S.), with the rest remaining in Spanish, and later, Mexican, control until 1848.

In Denver, Colorado, and many other cities, people of Hispanic and Mexican descent have a Cinco de Mayo festival with storytelling, parades, food, and dancing to the beat of salsa and mariachi music ...

This Hispanic celebration began in Denver in 1987 as a small neighborhood street festival. By 1996 the weekend event had become so large -- attracting a half-million festival-goers -- that it moved to its new home in Denver's Civic Center Park ...

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27th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival - Denver

Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th from 10 to 8 pm at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver.


Cinco de Mayo 2014 - Cinco Events in Denver

Cinco de Mayo commemorates a battle between Mexico and France on the morning of May 5, 1862 at Puebla, Mexico ... More than 150 years later, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated as a festival of Mexican culture, art and music across the U.S. ...


Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: February 2, 1848 
Under the terms of the treaty negotiated by Trist, Mexico ceded to the United States Upper California and New Mexico. This was known as the Mexican Cession and included present-day Arizona and New Mexico and parts of Utah, Nevada, and Colorado ... The United States paid Mexico $15,000,000 "in consideration of the extension acquired by the boundaries of the United States" and agreed to pay American citizens debts owed to them by the Mexican government. Other provisions included protection of property and civil rights of Mexican nationals living within the new boundaries of the United States, [andthe promise of the United States to police its boundaries ...

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