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Cesar Chavez Day: 3 local events to celebrate the holiday

In this Sept. 16, 1975 file photo, head of the United Farm Workers Union Cesar Chavez speaks at the headquarters for the state Agriculture Labor Relations Board board to call for the resignation of Walter Kintz, legal counsel for the board, in Sacramento, California. Chavez was born near Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927 and died in 1993.
In this Sept. 16, 1975 file photo, head of the United Farm Workers Union Cesar Chavez speaks at the headquarters for the state Agriculture Labor Relations Board board to call for the resignation of Walter Kintz, legal counsel for the board, in Sacramento, California. Chavez was born near Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927 and died in 1993.
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In this Sept. 16, 1975 file photo, head of the United Farm Workers Union Cesar Chavez speaks at the headquarters for the state Agriculture Labor Relations Board board to call for the resignation of Walter Kintz, legal counsel for the board, in Sacramento, California. Chavez was born near Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927 and died in 1993.
United Auto Workers Local 645 marching at the GM plant in Panorama City, 1983. Foreground: UAW Local 645 President Pete Beltran, Cesar Chavez, and Maxine Waters.
Photo by Mike Sergieff. Courtesy of Herald Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library
In this Sept. 16, 1975 file photo, head of the United Farm Workers Union Cesar Chavez speaks at the headquarters for the state Agriculture Labor Relations Board board to call for the resignation of Walter Kintz, legal counsel for the board, in Sacramento, California. Chavez was born near Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927 and died in 1993.
Photo by Salina Canizales via Flickr Creative Commons


In observance of Cesar Chavez Day, most California public schools and state government offices will be closed Monday. Federal agencies like banks and the U.S. Postal Office will remain open, though President Barack Obama issued a proclamation Friday honoring the holiday.

Cesar Chavez Day is an official holiday in just three states (here in California, and observed optionally in Colorado and Texas). The civil rights activist and farm worker, best known for his leading role in the American labor movement, will be remembered through celebrations around the country.

Below are three ways to honor Chavez in SoCal: 

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