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Santa Ana marks Mexican Independence Day

More than 200,000 people are expected to gather downtown this weekend for comida, musica and a history lesson.

By Theresa Cisneros
Published on LatinoLA: September 13, 2009


Santa Ana marks Mexican Independence Day


More than 200,000 people are expected to gather this weekend for comida, musica and a history lesson during the annual Fiestas Patrias event in downtown Santa Ana.

The two-day celebration, featuring food, games and entertainment by more than 65 acts, will take place Saturday and Sunday along parts of Third and Fourth streets.

While visitors can expect the usual ÔÇô vendors selling Mexican flags, an array of carnival rides, and nonprofit groups serving up everything from tortas to smoothies served in pineapple shells ÔÇô they'll also notice new attractions designed to educate attendees on Mexican history.

Click on the following link for a map, schedule and list of entertainers scheduled to take to the stage this weekend:
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/mexican-mexico-year-2558812-anniversary-streets

About Theresa Cisneros:
Theresa Cisneros is a city editor for The Orange County Register.
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