76th Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival in East Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELESSept. 6, 2022PRLog — The 76th annual Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival returns to East Los Angeles on September 18, 2022 featuring Grand Marshal Fernando Valenzuela.

After a pause due to the pandemic, the longest-running and largest parade of its kind in the country returns to East Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 10:00 am At the same time, the organizing committee, the Mexican Patriotic Civic Committee of the city of Los Angeles will celebrate 91 years of its foundation.

This year’s Grand Marshal Fernando Valenzuela is an extraordinary athlete with a forty-year successful career in professional baseball and responsible for the fan craze “Fernandomania” in the 1980s.

Co-Grand Marshal Katya Echazarreta is an electronics engineer and civilian astronaut who was born in Mexico and now she is the first woman of Mexican descent to travel to space. On June 4th, 2022, she was on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket’s fifth flight to the edge of space thanks to the opportunity given by of “Space for humanity”, a non-profit organization.

This year the festival will have two themes. The first theme of the festival is called United for Strong Physical and Mental Health, with the intention of raising awareness in the community on how to prevent lethal infections and how to support mentally unstable people, thus avoiding mass homicides.

Honoring the Heroes of the Pandemic will be the second theme of the festival, as a tribute to nurses, doctors, firefighters, first aid providers, and volunteers who did not stop working during the pandemic caused by COVID19. During the parade they will wear white clothing in honor of the Heroes of the Pandemic and each one will represent a different state of Mexico. They will be supporting the parade attendees with drinks to mitigate the heat during the parade.

Festival’s Special guests:

  • Guillermo Alayón – Special Guest recognized worldwide as a designer who highlights the name of Mexico in his exhibitions

Mario Aguilar – Special Guest recognized for being a Latin comedian, daring and with great charisma

Jesús Ortiz Paz – Special Guest recognized for being a Mexican corrido singer and social media influencer. He has achieved great success as part of the musical group “Fuerza Regida”

  • Alison Sanchez – Señorita Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas

The Live broadcast of the parade will take place from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on ABC Channel 7, one of the most important television networks in the country.

The East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival is presented and produced by The Patriotic Civic Mexican Committee with the support of the Mexican Consulate General in Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles, and the County of Los Angeles.

The parade will travel along E. Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, starting at Mednik Avenue and ending at Record Avenue. The celebration will continue between E. César E. Chávez Avenue and First Street along Mednik Avenue where there will be music, entertainment, attractions, and fun for the whole family. We hope to see you there!

Opening Ceremony with special guest will start at 8:00 am until 9:45 am and then the Parade will commence.

Also present at the parade will be Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solís, the Consul General of Mexico Ambassador Marcela Celorio, United States Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, the Mayor and councilors of the City of Los Angeles.


About the Mexican Civic Patriotic Committee:

The Patriotic Civic Mexican Committee is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of Mexican culture and traditions. Its mission is to promote and celebrate the heritage of Mexicans in Los Angeles.

Since its creation in 1931, the Patriotic Civic Mexican Committee has been one of the pillars of the Los Angeles Mexican-American community and has made it a priority each year to organize the Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival in East Los Angeles. Thanks to their hard work, the parade is now considered a cheerful celebration to unite the Latino community, it estimates the participation of 1,500 people and each year attendance exceeds expectations.

Among other activities and in addition to the parade, the committee organizes other annual events such as: “El Grito de Independencia” on the steps of Los Angeles City Council building and the “Señorita Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas” pageant.

With the Support of:

Hilda Solís, Los Angeles County Supervisor – District 1

Kevin De León, Los Angeles Councilman – District 14

Marcela Celorio, Ambassador and Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles

Sponsored in part by:

ABC7, Univision, Altamed, ATT, and Delta Airlines-Aeroméxico.

Official Page


NMDC Celebrates 76th Independence Day

NMDC, the country’s largest Iron ore producing Navratna mining company under Ministry of Steel, celebrated the 75 illustrious years of Indian Independence by hoisting the national flag on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day at the company’s headquarters in Hyderabad and all its project sites with great fervour. Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC along with Shri A Shankariah, senior most employee at Head Office unfurled the tricolour at the NMDC Corporate Office at Hyderabad in the presence of employees.

On this occasion Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC said, The role of PSUs in the economic growth of the nation has been monumental and NMDC has consistently dedicated itself to meet the infrastructure needs of the country. As we celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, I urge everyone to wholeheartedly participate in Har Ghar Tiranga by hoisting the flags at their homes as a mark of respect, gratitude and tribute to our motherland. As flag bearers of the country’s future, it is our duty to preserve the ethos of this great nation.”

NMDC had organised a Mega Chess Tournament on its 64th Foundation Day and a Painting Competition for school students during AKAM Iconic Week. The winners of the Chess & Painting competition and indoor games for employees and associates were felicitated today by the CMD, Functional Directors, CVO, Smt. Bratati Deb, President, Mineral Eves Club;

Smt. Chetali Mukherjee and Smt. Lipi Mohanty.



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