LSU To Host Cinco de Mayo Celebration

On Friday May 2, the Latino Student Union (LSU) will be hosting their annual Cinco De Mayo festival in the quad.

Festivities will begin at 5 pm. Events scheduled include performances by LSU Dance, various singers, as well as a couple dancing bachata, a dance style which originates from the Dominican Republic and dancers performing baile folklorico, or traditional folk dances. Food for sale will include tacos, burritos, ice cream, fruit, sweets and drinks. For the younger children attending, there will be a piñata and a game of musical chairs.

LSU students encourages all families to attend the event.

“In the Latino community we sometimes tend to be so busy but at the end of the day family is what is really important to us,” LSU president Oliva Olivares said. “During this event every year we see families enjoying time together and just relaxing.”

For the students the Cinco de Mayo festival is a great opportunity to celebrate their culture and show to the rest of the school what their culture is about.

“The reason we do these events is so that we could show more diversity on campus,” Oliva said. “We want to invite students, parents, and people in our community to come together and embrace our culture and enjoy our traditions.”