Cinco de Mayo plus Sharks equals busy weekend in San Jose

06 May, 2018, 00:14 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Khalid performs at the Poptopia Holiday concert presented by 99.7 Now! at the SAP center in downtown San Jose California on Saturday

The fifth of may celebrates the day the Mexican Army beat France at the battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

It probably doesn't matter to most people why they enjoy Mexican food, beer, mezcal, and tequila on Cinco de Mayo.

But just as Christmas has turned into a commercial event and St. Patrick's Day has turned into an excuse to get trashed, Cinco de Mayo in the United States is more or less a drinking day that superficially celebrates Mexican culture in general. Whatever your style, here's everything you need to know to make it your best Cinco de Mayo ever.

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The provincial government is acknowledging one of Mexico's national holidays.

California Highway Patrol officers will be doing their normal patrols this weekend, as Cinco de Mayo is not covered under the CHP's maximum enforcement patrols, according to Officer Siara Lund of the CHP's media relations office. The French retreated though it would take six more years - and more battles - to convince the French to exit Mexico. The celebration spread as Hispanic culture grew in the USA, getting a commercial boost in the 1980s when restaurants and bars began cashing in on the event.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day from Spain, which occurred in 1810 and is celebrated on September 16. The day is commemorated with celebrations of Mexican cuisine, culture and music. It is a rather minor holiday and observed mostly in the state of Puebla.

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