Mexican-American community celebrates Independence Day

Josephine Mora, 5, and Jessie Ponce De Leon, 4, took part in the Mexican Independence Day festivities at Mariachi Plaza Friday. (Photo by Jessica Perez of Boyle Heights Beat)

Learn about Mexican Independence Day, one young person’s account of what it means to be proud of your heritage and how important it is in defining identity, and check out the wealth of activities celebrating this important national holiday on Boyle Heights Beat.

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