By: Zoe Holzer
This Cinco De Mayo, the Hispanic Culture club hosted an event in the quad that included music, singing, and dancing. Cinco De Mayo is on May 5 and celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French Empire in the 1862 Battle of Puebla.
The event began with singing for extra credit, as explained by senior Shabnam Nasiri. She comments that they were singing the song El Rey by Vicente Fernandez, which is about llorar, or crying. Next, they played musical chairs in which various prizes were offered for the winners, consisting of gift cards to various places.
Then, they held a dance off. One of the songs that played was called El Caballo Dorado, which is a dance that continuously speeds up as it continues. This event was fun and exciting and gathered many people of both Hispanic and non-Hispanic heritage to dance, sing, and enjoy this holiday.