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A group of Aztec dancers dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Mexican/Aztec culture performs during the 2012 Cinco de Mayo celebration in Willmar. Other attractions for the family friendly event included a jalapeno eating contest, the Willmar Idol singing contest and folkloric dancers. Unfortunately, there is no organized celebration in Willmar this year; however, several local establishments are hosting Cinco de Mayo events. Tribune file photo by Ron Adams

Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican culture, traditions

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If Cinco de Mayo conjures images of mariachi, tamales and sombreros, you're not alone. In the United States, the Mexican holiday has become as much of a celebration as Mardi Gras or St.

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Ashley White

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