There will be celebrating of Cinco de Mayo in Tampa as well.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta from Thursday, May 5th till Saturday, May 7 at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival Grounds next to 46th and Fowler Avenue from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Happy Hour from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., first drink is free. The fiesta will include rides, Latin music, dancers, entertainment, food, drinks, American wrestling, children’s play area, Miss Latina competition, glass blowing demonstration, salsa dancing lessons and a car and motorcycle show. Admission is $5, children and parking free.
The Most Interesting Cinco De Mayo Party at the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The game is scheduled at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Enjoy drink specials, Dos Equis giveaways, and interactive games on the main video board. Admission to the party is included with game ticket purchase.
The holiday of Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16.
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular along the U.S. and Mexico border and in parts of the U.S. that have a high Mexican heritage population of people. The holiday is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, beverage and customs unique to Mexico.
Commercial interests in the United States and Mexico have also had a hand in promoting the holiday, with products and services focused on Mexican food, beverages and festivities, with music playing a more visible role as well. Several cities throughout the U.S. hold parades and concerts during the week following up to May 5th, so that Cinco de Mayo has become a bigger holiday north of the border than it is to the south, and being adopted into the holiday calendar of more and more people every year.
The Census estimates that more than 31 million Hispanics reside in the United States are of Mexican origin, not only being the largest group but also youngest group with an average age of 25.
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