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Food, fun, dancing, and a visually appealing history lesson along the way. All can be had at the ninth annual Latino History parade and Jamaica on Saturday.Organized by the Latino Heritage Association of Pasadena the parade is a time honored tradition celebrating the Latino culture past and present.

The event includes an array of folklorico dancers, latino musicians, Armed forces and local school bands and cheerleaders.
The parade takes place Saturday and it begins at Los Robles Avenue. (north of Washington Boulevard).

After the parade, Jamaica, a community fair, will offer an array of exhibitions, musical demonstrations, crafts and authentic Latin cuisine. Children can get balloon animals, their faces painted and enjoy the arts and crafts tables.

While viewing the booths that chronicle the roots of Latino heritage one can expand their knowledge on the genesis of such revered days as Dia De Los Muertos (day of the dead).

Margarita Puga, 30, an Altadena Native and Former PCC student took her two young children and father to the celebration last year.

“It’s a nice arrangement, because there’s something for everyone,” said Puga. “The kids are entertained and the adults get to revisit their history.

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