My 2 cents: Some facts about Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo recipe: this lamb chilli con carne will brighten up your meal

Cinco de Mayo recipe: this lamb chilli con carne will brighten up your meal

He launched his presidential campaign in 2016 by accusing Mexico of "sending people that have lots of problems" to the USA, and has repeatedly vowed to build a border wall between the two countries.

They say celebrating this day with their guests has been a tradition for many years now.

Here's some facts about Cinco de Mayo which commemorates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Rachael and Debbie Lambin teach patrons how to create book sculptures during the Cinco de Mayo at the Carson City Library. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.

Cinco de Mayo has been criticized for becoming too commercialized in recent years.

Specialty drinks like the Oaxaca old fashioned and the jalapeno rye margarita, and surprises will be offered all day.

Some of the largest celebrations in the USA are held in Los Angeles and in towns throughout the west where there are large Mexican-American populations.

The Cinco de Mayo "Celebrate Culture Festival" at Civic Center Park along with the Denver Kentucky Derby party at the Colorado Convention Center ... and great weather will bring big crowds to downtown.

The day became one to celebrate Hispanic heritage.

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