Wednesday, September 1, 2010

One inch at a time.....

City of Beaverton Celebrates Mexico’s Independence: Is It Appropriate?

From the Portlander.

The city of Beaverton ask you to celebrate the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence with an evening of music, dancing and food in City Park (5th Street & Hall Blvd) on Thursday, September 16th from 6pm to 8:30pm. Come listen to Mariachi Viva Mexico, hear from guest speakers, including Mayor Denny Doyle, and enjoy a performance of a variety of native dances from regions across Mexico by Ballet Folklorico Sol Azteca.

“The city of Beaverton is fortunate enough to have one of the most diverse populations in the area and we’re excited to be a part of this cultural celebration,” said Mayor Doyle. “It’s an honor to recognize events like these that are so special to many members of this community.”

Two historic milestones in Mexico’s history occur this year. September 16 marks the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence movement from Spain and November 20 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Mexican revolution.

So Portland, what do you think: Is it appropriate for a city government in one country to celebrate the independence of another country?

And I thought that Berkeley in California was a wacko city, Beaverton doesn't celebrate the fourth of July, but spends money on this holiday.

I wonder if SMA will celebrate fourth of July.....

Yeah sure!

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