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Consulate of Mexico in Yuma to honor states of Sonora and Baja California

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY)- The Consulate of Mexico in Yuma honored the states of Sonora and Baja California, Mexico at the Yuma Civic Center on Friday.

The event also honored the 213th anniversary of Mexico's independence.

The public festivities started with a product showcase from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Following this, there will be a musical program from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The event was meant to recognize the "economic, commercial, cultural, tourist, and family ties and dynamism that exist in the binational mega-region," according to the Consulate of Mexico in Yuma.

The festivities included authentic Mexican food, drinks, dances, along with speeches, and Mexican based clothing.

“I believe that you always need a reminder where you're from and your history and this event… of the day of independence… I consider this a moment of unity and cohesion,” said Dulce Maria Valle Alvarez, who is apart of the Consulate of Mexico in Yuma.

The event allowed for people to enjoy the rich Mexican culture here in Yuma, while also serving another purpose as well.

Businesses were allowed to come in, and set up shot while people gathered together, interacted with one another, and admired what was on display.

“These events are important because we are allowed to make ours businesses known… we are not allowed to sell but we can demonstrate our product presentation, labels, and product,” said Carmen Santacruz, the wife of the owner of Date Kings, who set up a stand at the celebration.

The event served as many things, whether it is for business, for pleasure, or as a reminder as well.

“To never lose our independence… if we are Mexican or from wherever you are from… we should always be independent… Viva Mexico,” said Claudia Manjarrez, owner of Mestieri Joyas De Auto, who also set up a stand at the event.

It is evident to say events like these are important and meaningful to the Mexican people.

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