Celebrate the Annual Tree Lighting with MHAWM.
Join us this Friday, December 1st, to celebrate the annual Christmas Tree lighting event in the city of Grand Rapids where we will be sharing our traditions with everyone.
This is a public and completely free event for the entire community!
This is an event organized by the city of Grand Rapids where you can enjoy many activities and celebrate the arrival of the Christmas season with everyone.
We look forward to seeing you at Rosa Parks Circle from 5-8 PM.
Make sure to dress warm because it's going to be chilly!
MEXICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION of
Sharing our Mexican Heritage since 1969.
In 1969, a group of Mexican women shared a vision of celebrating their cultural heritage with the wider community.
One of these women was Mrs. Maurila Blakely Ortiz, a dedicated organizer of traditional charity festivals known as kermés. This vision eventually evolved into the modern-day Fiesta Mexicana.
Mrs. Ortiz's tireless efforts to preserve our heritage with dignity have allowed us to reap the rewards of those, like her, who invested their time and energy to secure a brighter future for generations to come.
Thanks to her and the countless others who have planted the seeds over the past 52 years, we can now look beyond the struggle to validate the richness of our culture in the mainstream mindset.
Today we attempt to emulate social change, wellness, and unity for all through learning from other cultures while sharing our Mexican Heritage.
To promote and educate the public about Mexican culture, customs, history, traditions, and the contributions of Americans with Mexican Heritage through promoting and participating in community events and services.
Fiesta Mexicana stands out as a flagship event, boasting a rich history as one of the oldest ethnic festivals in the city. For 52 years, this iconic event has brought us together at Calder Plaza for three days of vibrant music, dance, art, and delectable cuisine.
To grow the support from the youth in our community by
providing engaging, and cultural activities where our youth can learn about the culture and traditions. Cultivating and sharing our heritage with all residents and visitors to the state of Michigan