Cinco de Mayo means a lot of people are gearing up to celebrate the holiday with family, friends, and lots of drinking.
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican Army’s surprise victory of the French Forces at the Battle of Puebla. In America, the holiday has come to represent the celebration of Mexican-American heritage.
There are dozens of large celebrations held by cities all over the state of California. Here are a few of the different celebrations taking place across the state:
- Valencia Street in San Francisco will be hosting the Cinco de Mayo Festival.
- Olvera Street in Los Angeles will feature traditional music, dancing, and food.
- The Old Town Park in Rancho Cucamonga will have live music, delicious food, and a salsa contest.
These events are open to the public and showcase the rich Mexican culture that has become an inseparable part of California. So be sure to go out or stay in with loved ones and have a good time.
However, do not let yourself get carried away with drinking. If you do, you can end up in trouble with the law, which is something that nobody wants. So if you do go out drinking, be sure to not overdo it and stay out of trouble.