It’s the Cinco De Mayo Guac Party – Thursday May 5th Downtown at Santa Rosa and Main Street. Come on out for this FREE Cinco De Mayo celebration from 5pm-9pm – There’ll be entertainment from Ballet Folklórico along with live groups and singers!
Some people express confusion over Americans celebrating Cinco de Mayo, when it's not even that big of a deal in Mexico. We express confusion over people turning down an excuse to eat tacos and sip tequila until the sun comes up/you've gone cross-eyed. Not to mention, did you see that photo? That is a capybara wearing a fake mustache. We rest our case.
They’re our neighbor to the south. We share the second largest border between two countries. We enjoy their food and celebrate their culture every year on May 5. But, what do we really know about the officially named United Mexican States?
It’s May and that means that soon we’ll be celebrating our Mexican heritage, much like we all celebrate our Irish heritage in March…even when we have neither. Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to leave work early, eat tortilla chips and drink more tequila than sanity allows, but is it starting to feel just a little bit like the same old thing?
You don’t have to be of Mexican heritage to partake in Cinco de Mayo festivities, or even to throw your own bash. Here are five tips for planning the best Cinco de Mayo party this side of the border:
]No celebration of Cinco de Mayo is complete without a piñata. After all, what's more entertaining than blindfolded partygoers attacking a sweets-filled papier-mâché figure with a bat? In the gallery above, check out some of the craziest piñatas from craft site Etsy...
Cinco de Mayo is not widely celebrated in Mexico, but is huge in the United States, truly making it a Mexican-American holiday. There are more than 31 million Mexican-Americans living in the United States, a substantial and strong part of the fabric of the US. Here's a quick look at five famous Mexican-Americans: