Let's honor the bravery of Mexican soldiers this cinco de mayo by drunkenly devouring a Doritos-shelled taco.
The official Mexican celebration of Mexican-Americans
Being at the Pueblo De Historical District of Los Angeles, or the “historical town” of Los Angeles is being at the epicenter of Little Mexico. According to some locals, even on non-celebratory days, there is usually a sizable amount of people, mostly Mexicans, who come here to shop, eat, and hang out. I’m not surprised, considering the interesting mom and pop shops that display some of Mexico’s finest artifacts that reflect its traditions. Take for example the dozens of decorative skulls that represent the Day of the Dead, also called “Dia De Los Muertos.” Another pervasive theme are the Catholic items like statues of Jesus and the Holy Mary, candles and incense for worship, and sage for spiritual cleansing. Other more fun-related attire include Nachos Libre masks, ponchos, and sport hunting.
At the Pueblo De District, you will find more than just Mexican cultural museums; there is also the Chinese American Museum (since Chinatown is literally right across the street from Caesar Chavez Ave) and the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, and the Mexican Cultural Institute Gallery.
Going from shop to shop, I found many interesting artifacts. Please take a look at the slideshow below for more details.