Cinco De Mayo
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. More popularly celebrated in the United States, Cinco De Mayo has become a representation of the Mexican-American culture and celebrates coexistence of Mexico and the United States and diversity. At Plaza Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with a reenactment of the Battle of Puebla performed by actors representing the importance of Cinco de Mayo battle. Attendees can enjoy performances, entertainment, artisans, folkloric groups and music related to the celebration. A civic ceremony is also conducted with invited elected officials, community leaders, dignitaries, and the Mexican consulate, who all pay respect to the Mexican and United States flags and anthems.