[UPDATED: Local Event Canceled] Corridos for Cesar Chavez Day!
ORIGINAL ITEM, MAR. 31, 2:40 P.M.: Cesar Chavez, the late labor leader of the United Farm Workers, would have turned 84 years old today had he not passed away in 1993. To mark the occasion of his birthday, California and nine other states in the union commemorate it as a state holiday. President Barack Obama, whose campaign chants of "Yes We Can" were a translation of the farm-worker movement's slogan "Si Se Puede," issued a proclamation that March 31 of every year is to be now known as Cesar Chavez Day.
For those seeking to honor the legendary organizer locally, a Cesar Chavez Day celebration is scheduled to be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the Betsy Ross Park Pavilion (the corner of Walnut and Santa Ana in Anaheim), The event will feature ballet folklorico and music.