Saturday, May 6th will bring us the 5th annual Cinco de Mayo parade. This parade brings thousands of spectators to Lubbock's downtown area to celebrate the accomplishments of the Hispanic community.

102.5 KISS FM will be a participant in this year’s parade, with Renee, Boleo and the 102.5 Kiss Party Patrol.

The local parade will kick off celebrations scheduled all over Lubbock and West Texas. The holiday, which has evolved in the U.S., has become a celebration of Mexican heritage that has grown in popularity over the years with many events across the country to mark the occasion. Contrary to what many believe, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is not a celebration of Mexican independence. In fact, it's a commemoration of the Battle of the Puebla, where Mexican forces soundly defeated a much larger French battalion in 1861, fighting to retain their independence from the French government.

The parade beings at 10 a.m. and will start at the First Baptist Church and run eastbound down Broadway to the Civic Center.

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