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Kansas City, Kan., celebrates heritage with two parades Saturday

Yuridense from Mexico performed at the Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 3, in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

Scenes from Polski Day on Saturday, May 3, in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Over the weekend there were two parades in Kansas City, Kan. One was Polski Day and the other was the Cinco de Mayo parade.

Both parades attracted large crowds, mainly because of the great weather in the 70s on Saturday.

Polski Day celebrated Polish heritage and the Cinco de Mayo parade celebrated Mexican heritage.

Kansas City, Kan., is a very diverse community regarding ethnic heritage. It is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the United States. Over the weekend was an opportunity to celebrate this heritage.

People come from all over the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area to attend these parades. Afterward they got together and celebrated this heritage with music, food and entertainment.

Next year plans are under way to make both of these events even bigger and better, attracting people from all over the Greater Kansas City area. Both of these events showed that Kansas City, Kan., is a true melting pot of the Midwest.

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