Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
Battle of Puebla
Observed by
Type multinational
Date May 5, 1862
  • Regional celebration in Mexico of battle victory.
  • Celebration in the United States of Mexican-American culture and experiences. Only somewhat celebrated in Mexico.
  • Food, music, folkloric dancing

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday celebrated in the United States and primarily limited to the state of Puebla in Mexico.[1][2] The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza SeguĂ­n.[3][4]

Cinco de Mayo is not "an obligatory federal holiday" in Mexico, but rather a holiday that can be observed voluntarily.[5][6] While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States (also voluntarily) and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.[7] Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day,[8] which actually is September 16,[9] the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.[10]

Upcoming Live Music Events

Lazy Jazz Drunks in on the 7th

The Hellhounds in on the 13th and the 27th

Stiff Little Punks in on the 21st

and Lost Highway Here tonight, tomorrow, and again on the 28th and 29th

Hoping to put on another Pool Comp for the Ladies

May 26th. Always good fun.

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