Houstonians celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day at Fiestas Patrias Parade

HOUSTON- Houstonians were partying in Downtown Houston at the 48th Annual Fiestas Patrias Parade.

“I’m watching the parade and celebrating Mexico" says youngster Adrian Sifuenties. He was one of thousands lining the streets, to celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain, and more. “This is a good way for us to share with our children, the history of Mexicans’ independence and to share our culture with the rest of the City of Houston," explains District 145, State Representative, Carol Alvarado.

Mayor Sylvester Turner was also on hand to celebrate, "This is the most diverse city in the country, we’re more diverse than NYC, L.A. or San Francisco, but to be diverse means that you have to celebrate different cultures, and this is one of them.”

“It’s our first time coming and we heard that it’s really good. It’s really nice, it’s our tradition, our roots from our parents ... something different that we get to see. Even though it’s a little bit hot, we’re having a great time today,” says Alejandra Godinez.

Viva Mexico!