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Photo Gallery: St Peter's Church's Cinco de Mayo Festival

Young and old enjoyed traditional Mexican food, music and dance at the St. Peter's Church in Dixon.

For 18 years has been organizing the Cinco de Mayo Festival.  This festival benefits worthy church causes raising money for funerals, college scholarships, schools and the less fortunate in Dixon.

The day is filled with food, drink and music.  There are also several masses.  The church recently lost its organ player and this is the perfect day to remember him.  
This Cindo de Mayo event was sponsored by , which has done so now for the second year in a row. Several local families filled the air with the sweet scents of grilled carne asada, pollo asado and other Mexican favorites.

"The Nieves makes the best enchiladas" says Lexi Ortiz who has been a visitor of this festival for 18 years.

I am not one to undermine Lexi's opinion but all of the food I tried was the best in my opinion.  You could really not go wrong buying any of the food there.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates a hard-fought Mexican victory in which a group of poorly-equipped Mexican peasants, fought off an invading French army. The year was May 5, 1862, and the battle came to be known in the hearts and minds of Mexican nationals at The Battle of Puebla, named after the Mexican city in which victory was attained.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, which falls on Sept. 16, but it is an important day for many Latinos because it signifies a day when brotherhood and community won against imperialism and a much more skilled, and better equipped French army.

Take a look at the images from Sunday's Cinco Festival.

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