Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cinco de Momo!

Yesterday was the 170th Pioneer Day Celebration in Utah. This state holiday takes place on July 24 to commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley back in 1847.

We, in Park City, love to call it derisively “Cinco de Momo” (Momo as in Mormon) as a play on words on “Cinco de Mayo” the Mexican annual fiesta held on May 5 by our local Latino community to observe the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Park City doesn't observe that Mormon festival that is marked, in the rest of the state, by parades, fireworks, rodeos, and other festivities...

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