Celebrate Cinco de Mayo In Bronx

Published on May 03, 2013, 10:41 pm
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.’s invites the public to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. on Crescent Avenue, between 187th Street and Belmont Avenue.

Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Events include live mariachi, face painter, clown, free refreshments, free bike raffle, all day giveaways, and more. This is a free event.

For more information, please call Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.’s office at 718-590-3500.

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrating the victory of the outnumbered Mexicans over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The French had not lost a battle in the preceeding 50 years, and they outnumbered the Mexican defenders nearly 2-to-1. The unlikely Mexican victory at Puebla represented a moment of national pride for the young country.

Today, Cinco de Mayo symbolizes the unique identity Mexican celebrate in both Mexico and the United States. The holiday is a testament to independence, self-government and the cultural traditions Mexicans and Mexican-Americans hold dear.


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