Cinco de Mayo celebrates solidarity among Mexican and Latino immigrants to the USA. It's date which usually means a parade on the first weekend in May for Latin communities throughout USA. The date itself refers to one of Mexico's four major invasions through the Carnaval City of Veracruz. However Veracruz is also the cradle of all the great civilization of middle America, learn more about the mysterious first invadors, the Olmecs.
The French attackers were defeated further inland at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
(Mexican Independence Day also known as El Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores) is Sept. 16, 1810
Visit our illustrated Cinco de Mayo History page
which gives more than the average amount of USA background to the Chicano holiday of Cinco de Mayo
San Francisco, until unprecedented
global events of 1849 which created the world most multicultural
City, was Mexico's most Northern City and perhaps its still is.
Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead
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San Jose: First Sunday in May Parade 9:00 am - 12 noon in downtown San Jose from Santa Clara Street from Autumn to South Market Street. Followed by a food-and-music-filled festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Guadalupe River Park, San Carlos Street and Woz Way, and in nearby streets. $1, free for kids younger than 12.
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3 stages of
live music, food, art, educational information plus a children's
is the up and coming celebration among the three metro centers. with the
SUNDAY parade and street fest. Along
between 34 Ave. y 41 Ave., Oaklandwith a festival
on streets between Fruit-vale and 47th avenues were
closed to traffic until about 7 p.m. Fruitvale is Latin led transit
village around BART is finally taking shape and its worth a convenient
stop. Fruitvale's other signature celebration
is a a daytime Sunday Street fair for Dia de Los Muertos 10am-5pm.
Parade starts at 10am
Wed. May 5, 2004 Cinco de Mayo festival returns
to the streets of Missión District with folkloric food, arts & crafts &
music from 'Mariachi Nueva Generación' & 'Grupo Folklórico Huehuecoyotl'.
WHEN: 10pm-6pm. FREE
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If you love Menudo, you'll love being in San Marcos, Texas the first weekend in May for their big statewide cook-off.
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Mole is a complex sauce made from chile, spices, and chocolate. Some say it was invented by Pueblo nuns seeking to impress the visiting archbishop. Pueblo is also the site of the Cinco de Mayo battle and one of the few places the holiday is observed with much gusto in Mexico
The capital of the North American Burrito is San Francisco's Mission Dristrict.
12 recipes to brighten a sprightly holiday meal, whether enjoyed at home or at a picnic in the park following a colorful parade.
MexGrocer.com is a bilingual online grocery store specializing in authentic Mexican foods, household products, recipes and cookbooks. You'll find over 1,000 hard to find items of imported and national leading food brands
"From its color to its most renown flavor it reminds us of a Mexican texture that harmonizes tradition and myth. Tequila owes its essence to a deep root blended through time"
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The finest Mexican Museum outside of Mexico is scheduled to open in a magnificent new building to be constructed between 3rd and 4th Streets on Mission in San Francisco across from the Yerba Buena (Good Herb) Gardens
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"With feet on both sides of the border we declare that Cappuccino and poetry are no more! Long live salsa and the spoken word!
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May is time for ethnic celebration. Cinco De Mayo is just one day. But the whole month is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Get out the egg rolls, and let's party!
But if the prevailing attitude of Ward Connerly's Classification of Race, Ethnicity & National Origin Initiative takes over in California, they won't be happening for long.
The RPI means RIP for such festivities
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"Si se puede"
or "Yes you can." is the motto Cesar Chavez adopted for organizing farm workers:
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For Educators California has established an official state holiday to honor Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez. Cesar Chavez Day is intended to promote service to the community in honor of Chavez's life and work. This day will be celebrated on March 31st, in honor of Chavez's birthday, or the appropriate Monday or Friday nearest that date.
"Our separate struggles are really
one -- a struggle for freedom, for dignity and for humanity...We are
together in spirit and in determination that our dreams for a better
tomorrow will be realized."
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