USA Today: Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, Makes Top 10 to Celebrate Cinco de Mayoby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on May. 05, 2013, under Chicano art, Cultura, Culture, mexican american women, Mexican Music
10 best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo — the 5th of May — means one thing in many cities across the United States and Mexico: fiesta time. Grab an ice-cold margarita at one of these 10 celebrations.
“Celebrate Culture” in Denver
For two days each May, the people of Denver tip their hats to the spirit of freedom and the beauty of Latino culture with their annual Cinco de Mayo festival, entitled “Celebrate Culture,” at Central Civic Park. Family-friendly events include a parade, green chili cook-off, chihuahua races and local and international talent performing on three separate stages.
Puebla, Mexico – Where it all began
On May 5, 1862, Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza and his outnumbered soldiers successfully defended the town of Puebla, Mexico against larger and better equipped French occupying forces. While not the official day of Mexican independence, Cinco de Mayo has become a symbol of Mexican pride and heritage.
Phoenix Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo festivities in Phoenix aren’t limited to a single location. Check out the hundreds of booths in downtown’s Patriots Square Park, watch a chihuahua race in Chandler, watch live performances on the stage in Scottsdale or enjoy three days of dancing and festivities in Mesa.
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