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Lowrider Culture Is a Religion Unto Itself, Each year, a family is selected to bless each car on display at the Blessing of the Lowriders event in southwest Detroit

Serena Maria Daniels2017-07-25

Latino USA

Latino USA
New York, United States

DETROIT — Spring is a special time of year on Detroit’s Southwest side, known by many as Mexicantown. It’s a time when Mexican Americans and other Latinos wear their culture proudly, usually starting with a Cinco de Mayo parade along Vernor Highway, the largest such event in Michigan. Large chunks of the main drag are blocked off, as girls in flowing folklórico dresses and young men in mariachi garb make their way down the main drag, while restaurant owners turn their parking lots into makeshift cumbia clubs. And then, of course, there’s the Blessing of the Lowriders.

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  • Title: Lowrider Culture Is a Religion Unto Itself, Each year, a family is selected to bless each car on display at the Blessing of the Lowriders event in southwest Detroit
  • Creator: Serena Maria Daniels
  • Date Created: 2017-07-25
  • Location: Detriot, Michigan

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