Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here are 5 facts about the day


This Mexican restaurant is small but fierce.

Clark said the Eastside Business Association is the ideal place for a community Cinco de Mayo celebration to find a home. Enthusiasm for Cinco de Mayo as a holiday only took off with a broader demographic when it began to be associated with the promotion of Mexican alcoholic beverages.

"My god, it's a lot of business", Jimenez-Gutierrez said.

Now, Jimenez-Gutierrez advises other Mexican restaurant owners as a consultant.

How is Cinco de Mayo celebrated?

Gabriella Ramirez-Arellano is one of Don Emiliano's owners, which opened in August 2016. They're expecting things to get really busy from the late morning hours through the evening.

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"Outside of the business piece, it's not as relevant as people think it is", explained Ramirez-Arellano.

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is mostly recognized in Puebla, where the great battle was won, and in Mexico City. "Cinco de Mayo is about the battle of Puebla".

As a candidate, Trump also raised eyebrows past year by sharing a photo to social media of himself eating a taco salad at Trump Tower to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

The French invaded Mexico in late 1861 with well-armed forces and stormed Veracruz, forcing the Mexican government and its forces to retreat into northern Mexico.

Midvale City will be hosting its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday and Saturday at the Midvale City Park at 455 W. 7500 South. You can start with $5 margaritas, or go for the low-sodium option of the $3 Corona special - and if you are with your amigos, grab a $15 bucket of the golden Mexican lager. Every year, people from the Southwest states look forward to this day as they associate it with parades and other recreations. "It's a balancing act". In Waco, Texas, a college fraternity at Baylor University was suspended after throwing a Cinco de Mayo party where students reportedly dressed as construction workers and maids and chanted "Build that Wall", a reference to Trump's signature campaign promise.

"This is a day that can ensure [a business] for the rest of the year, it allows some businesses to pay off their taxes." said McCullough.

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If you're not of Mexican descent and you want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the first step is taking the time to understand what it is.

"It's not Drinko de Mayo ..."

Whatever you can donate, whether it's a few bucks a month or one donation a year, help the Mexican Cultural Institute of NY promote and protect Mexican culture in the United States, in addition to creating programs that enhance local communities. Mayweather's last 10 fights and 11 of his last 12 were all held on either Cinco de Mayo weekend or Mexican Independence Day weekend.

Police say they will have plenty of extra officers working the area with the sole emphasis on the celebration.

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