Fresno's 206th Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico Celebration

September 14, 2016

The Consulate of Mexico hosted a celebration that honored the 206th Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico. Team Vidak presented the Consulate with a Senate Certificate in recognition of their dedication in preserving the history and traditions from the origins of Mexican Independence Day from 1810.

Top Left: A wonderful performance was given by a local band – Trio Romance – while everyone gathered and enjoyed the festive occasion.

Top Right: Many gathered from various communities, organizations and businesses to pay tribute to national heroes from around the nation who took part in the struggle for independence.

Bottom Left: (from left to right) Bishop Armando Xavier Ochoa, Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno and Team Vidak District Representative Claudia Salinas (right).

Bottom Right: (from left to right surrounding the performers) Team Vidak’s Claudia Salinas; Erica Reyes, Federal Investigator for U.S. Department of Labor; Grupo Folklorico Teocalli, Directed by Julio Bustos; Jamica Lopez, Outreach Coordinator for U.S. Department of Labor;  and Nora Pedraza, Assistant District Director for U.S. Department of Labor. The Grupo Folklorico Teocalli (the four performers in the middle) gave a wonderful performance in tribute to Jose Alfredo Jimenez.