It's Okay to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo isn’t an American holiday, but you’d never know it because it’s widely celebrated here.  And this year, it combines drinking with the fun of a masquerade ball!

In the United States, the holiday is essentially a day to celebrate Mexican culture; celebrations include dancing, food, and music.  Ok, but really, a chance to spend time with our two favorite Mexican immigrants: Jose Cuervo and Coronas.

 East of the river? And feeling lucky?  How about a stop at Margaritas in East Hartford? It boasts one of the biggest and craziest celebrations with a chance to win trip for two to Mexico and 1 million pesos, that’s about $70,000. 
If you just want to head out for a Mexican meal, on May 5 there’s an all-local Cinco de Mayo dinner at River Tavern, 23 Main St. in Chester. The restaurant has a price-fixed dinner for the night.

So what is Cinco de Mayo and why is it celebrated? May 5th was a big day in the French-Mexican War. That’s the day that the Mexican Army defeated French forces in the battle of the Puebla back in 1862.  Like we need a reason.

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