Mexico's Children's Day Celebrated with "The Way to Happiness" and "Cri-Cri" Festival for Hispanic Children in Hollywood

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Mexico's Children's Day was traditionally celebrated in Los Angeles this past weekend where Hispanic Children from around the Hollywood Area were treated to a Cri-Cri festival featuring characters created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in 1934 which have come to be known across Latin America and the United States.

Children's Day was celebrated with a free "Cri-Cri" festival spectacular for children of all ages from the Hollywood area. Held on L. Ron Hubbard Way, over 150 children and guests of all ages were treated to songs, acts and plays based on the fictional character "Cri-Cri" in celebration of Mexico's Children's Day.

Host and Emcee, Francisco Sanz Polo, 1st Grandson of the creator of “Cri-Cri” (Francisco Gabilondo Soler) introduced the original cartoons of the “Cri-Cri” character to the children in attendance which was followed by a live enactment of a dozen acts from the "Cri-Cri" musicals.

The event was entertaining and also educational with film showings of "The Way to Happiness," (a common sense moral guide to better living containing 21 precepts) which included such precepts as "Love and Help Children," "Be Industrious" and "Try to Treat Others as You Would Want Them to Treat You." After the event "Cri Cri" posed with characters and children who each received their own photograph with the character and a copy of "The Way to Happiness" booklet.

About "Cri-Cri:" Cri-Cri is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic cricket, created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in 1934 while broadcasting his own musical radio show on Mexico’s station XEW. Cri-Cri is known as the “grillito cantor” or “the singing cricket”. He is a character created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in his childhood and has been described as a similar following among South American countries that Disney does for children in the United States.

About "The Way to Happiness:" The first moral code based wholly on common sense, originally published in 1981, its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind. The Way to Happiness ( further holds a Guinness Record as the world’s single most translated non-religious book in the world. "The Way to Happiness" was written in 1981 by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard (


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