Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Logo Oficial 2013
By Mariluz González
Once again, Los Angeles welcomes the 82nd anniversary of one of the landmark Hispanic organizations in Los Angeles with the return of the oldest and largest Hispanic parade in the country: The 67thAnnual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade, presented by Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico on Sunday September 8, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. 

The parade route will be through, E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., starting at Mednik and ending at Gage Ave. The celebration will continue at Belvedere Park. (Mednik and First) with music acts, entertainment, attractions, food vendors, merchandise, interactive displays and fun for the whole family to enjoy.
This year’s Grand Marshal is Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.
Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012. From 2001 until taking office as Mayor, he served as the Councilmember representing the 13th District which includes Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village — all of which were dramatically revitalized under Garcetti’s leadership.
Garcetti was raised in the San Fernando Valley and earned his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University. He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and the London School of Economics and taught at Occidental College and USC. A fourth generation Angeleno, Eric lives in Silver Lake with his wife and one-year-old daughter. He is a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy reserve and is an avid jazz pianist and photographer.
Special guests include Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Mariano Barba and iconic grupero romantic group Los Caminantes plus soap opera stars David Zepeda,  Mayrin Villanueva, Altair Jarbo plus many more!  Plus special surprise presentation by Red Bull.
In its 67th year of running, the parade stands as a symbol of union and joy, having gathered hundreds of thousands of participants and attendees each year and expecting to do so again this year. In 2013, the parade celebrates Hispanic Heritage as well as the 82nd anniversary of the founding of its organizer, Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico, an institution that has stood as one of the pillars of the Mexican-American community in Los Angeles since its inception in 1931.
Television networks ABC Ch. 7 will conduct a partial live broadcast of the parade as well as Univision will conduct a recording of the parade for a later broadcast on the same day. 
The parade will  be broadcast live on digital radio by EL SHOW DE TONY FRANCO 

The East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade in Los Angeles is presented by the Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico, produced by Jive Live Entertainment, and endorsed by the Consulate of Mexico, City of Los Angeles, and the County of Los Angeles.

About Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico
Founded in 1931, the Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of Mexican roots and culture. Its mission is to promote and celebrate Mexican heritage in Los Angeles. Among its activities, the CMCP presents three events: El Grito at the LA City Hall, the Señorita Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas Pageant, and the Mexican Independence Day Parade.

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