Businesses along Lake Street in Minneapolis are gearing up for the upcoming Mexican Independence Day celebrations.
Mercado Central, a Mexican market in the area, is set to host an event called "El Grito Del Pueblo," which translates to "The Cry of the People," to commemorate the struggle for freedom that ultimately led to Mexico's independence.
This event, organized by Mercado Central, is slated to begin at 3 p.m. this Friday in Minneapolis. Attendees can look forward to free entertainment, including performances by Mexican bands and dance groups.
Notably, this celebration aligns with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, which spans from September 15 to October 15.
Sara Lopez, the policy director of Unidos MN, a local advocacy group for Latinos in Minnesota, emphasized the significance of this year's celebration.
She highlighted the community's recent victories in the state legislature, making it all the more important to commemorate Latin American independence and the strong relationships built with elected officials.
In preparation for the event, Bloomington Avenue, stretching from Lake Street south to 31st Street, will be closed at noon on Friday, as confirmed by Lopez.