By Benjamin Fanjoy
San Franciscans celebrated the 13th annual Mexika New Year event, held March 13 at City College’s Mission Campus.
Celebration of the Mexika New Year began with a live performance by Jose A. Najera, and the Bernal Beat.
Mission residents enjoyed their sweet Latin groove through the early evening in the back-patio area of City College’s Mission Campus.
Festivities continued as police shut down the block of Valencia St. between 22 and 23 Street for the ceremonial Aztek Danza at 6 p.m.
The performers and attendees came together to set up a beautiful flower bed which became the centerpiece for the Aztek Danza.
Dozens of dancers moved to the sounds of a beating drum in celebration of the new
year and in honor of their elders.
The crowd thickened through the dance as Mission residents and visitors watched this
great cultural event.
This story backdates to festivities prior to San Francisco’s Shelter-in-place order.