Cinco De Mayo 2021
2020 was a strange year for everyone around the globe as we grappled with solitude and a sense of disengagement beyond anything most of us had experienced before. The money that the Saguache Board of County Commissioners had granted us to host the 2020 Cinco de Mayo street festival was redirected to Covid-19 relief efforts and celebrating seemed a low priority. This year as we start to see things slowly return to normal we have decided to channel what we have learned about the possibilities and benefits of virtual interaction and forge ahead with Cinco de Mayo as an online event. We will be hosting art exhibits, demonstrations, and a virtual photography competition virtually.
Join us as we celebrate and record our local traditions and culture here!
San Luis Valley Photography Competition: A Celebration of our Region
Mountain Valley RE-1 Preschool - Cinco de Mayo Art Video
Mountain Valley School Art Exhibit
Lacy Reed - War Horse
Heidi Gallegos - The Fridas
Lorraine Lopez makes her mothers Biscochitos...
Watch this soothing video of Lorraine Lopez making traditional Biscochitos the way her mother taught her. 10th generation Saguache, Colorado resident Lorraine shares Casimira Mondragon Garcia's family recipe and demonstrates how to make them from start to finish!
Carla Quintana makes Tortillas!
6 cups of flour
2 level tsp salt
3 level tsp baking powder
1/2 cup mazola or 3 tablespoons of butter
Makes about 2 dozen small or medium tortillas
Carla Quintana makes Sopapillas!
4 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons baking power
1 tablespoon shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons of yeast
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
3/4 cup of warm water
oil for deep frying
Cover with towel for at least an hour
Roll out dough, cut out in many shapes, then deep fry carefully
Eat with honey!