Thousands Attend Mexican Independence Day Parade Despite Light Rains

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsThousands of Cicero and area residents came out Sunday Sept. 15 to celebrate Mexican Independence at the annual Mexican Independence Day Parade on Cermak Road in the Town of Cicero. The parade, which featured 40 floats and parade participants, was sponsored by Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board of Trustees and by the Cicero Mexico Cultural Committee (

“This is one of my favorite parades as it brings out the excitement and the culture of Cicero’s Mexican American community every year,” Dominick said. The parade capped a week of festivities that included the crowning of this year’s Mexican Independence Day Pageant Queen Lupita Diaz-Donato, and the El Grito festivities. A carnival with rides, entertainment and food was also held at Community Park at 34th and Laramie Ave.

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