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Wednesday, May 05, 2021 at 7:16 pm

SU Students Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

By Sammy Lindell

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – SU Celebrates Cinco de Mayo at the Slutzker Center for International Services with activities, food, candy, and learning about Mexican culture!

The celebration is being held to educate students on Mexican culture and to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla. Kevin Speer, the event planner, explains that the celebration is often a misconception, which he wants to educate students on.

Event organizers hope students can try Mexican foods and candy, as well as engage in activities such as DIY succulent and pot planting, paper cutting, Loteria, other games, and of course who doesn’t want to hit a pinata.

Ariel Peng, a graduate student assistant, believes that this celebration allows students to open themselves up to other cultures to try new things and to learn more about other cultures’ history.

This event was held from 5-7 pm on May 5, and students looked like they were having a fun time!