Bay Area Parade and Festival for Cesar Chavez on April 18

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The Bay Area’s annual Cesar Chavez parade and festival will be held Saturday, April 18 in San Francisco. The parade will assemble at 10 a.m. and begin at 11 a.m. The 24th Street Fairs will be held from noon to 5 p.m. between Treat and Bryant streets.

Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez

Oakland schools were closed on Tuesday for Cesar Chavez Day, an American national commemorative holiday that celebrates the birth and enduring legacy of the American civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez.

The day is commemorated to promote service to the community in honor of Cesar Chavez’s life and work. Some state government offices, community colleges, and libraries are closed. Many public schools are also closed.

Although it is not a federal holiday, President Barack Obama proclaimed March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day in the United States, with Americans being urged to “observe this day with appropriate service, community, and educational programs to honor Cesar Chavez’s enduring legacy.”

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