Warm weather and clear skies welcomed thousands of Cicero residents and visitors as they celebrated Mexican Independence Day. Heading out to Cicero’s fairgrounds from Sept. 15-18, people of all ages celebrated the important holiday for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans with live music, carnival rides, food and many other offerings, courtesy of the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee and the Town’s Department of Special Events.
As Sunday arrived, folks lined up along Cermak Road to watch the annual Mexican Independence Day Parade as Town President Larry Dominick led floats from many of the town’s civic, educational and government organizations through the city and back to the fairgrounds for the final day of the celebration.
“Cicero is proud to celebrate the many diverse cultures that make up this town, with Mexican Independence Day among the biggest and best,” Dominick said. “I couldn’t image what we would miss out on if we did not celebrate where our families and ancestors came from before settling in this great town.”
As the sun set on the last day, Dominick was joined by Mexican Consul General Carlos Jiménez Macías along with Town Officials to ring in Mexico’s freedom with El Grito, the traditional call for independence.