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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Pillette Village

09 May 2017

Barrueta says, "We definitely do see more profit that day and that's just everyone knows of the holiday and they just want to celebrate with the fine dining, the drinks, it's just a good atmosphere on Cinco de Mayo always".

"Well, we combined Cinco de Mayo with my wife's graduation party".

Some 155 years ago, the Mexican army had an unlikely victory over France during the 1862 Battle of Puebla on the fifth of May.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day.

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Palenque's barbacoa tacos consist of spiced, braised beef topped with cilantro and onions in a corn tortilla.

To help you get a better understanding of the holiday - and impress your friends with your knowledge - here are some fast facts about Cinco de Mayo. They include displaying of banners and events highlighting Mexican culture, music and regional dancing, as well as school districts holding special events to educate students about its historical significance.

Latino activists and scholars say that ambivalence is bolstered by the hazy history of Cinco de Mayo and by stereotypes exploited by marketers.

"It's a celebration of the American people actually embracing the Mexican heritage, and that's simply how it should be left", said Roberto Arreola, chairman of the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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Salt or sugar, guacamole or salsa, and burritos or tacos are some of the most pressing questions on the minds of people across the continent today. One of Trump's key campaign promises was the expansion of a wall on the Mexican/American border, continually claiming that Mexico would pay for it. California was the first state in the country to celebrate the holiday, and since then it has spread across the country with events taking place in all communities, including Utah.

Don't perpetuate harmful stereotypes, do silly, disrespectful voices, or run around shouting "Cinco de Drinko!".

It was just last October when Pence made the statement-"that Mexican thing"- during the vice-presidential debate in reference to Donald Trump's previous comments about Mexican immigrants who came to the United States.

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