Cinco de Mayo!

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico's Independence Day, which is actually September 16. 

Today Cinco de Mayo is a joyous holiday celebrated with food, fun, parades, and plenty of cerveza or tequila. Typically held during the first week of May, Cinco de Mayo springtime events include carnivals, street fairs, and multi-day festivals across the U.S.

The best and most authentic Cinco de Mayo celebrations occur in locations with the highest concentration of Mexican people. Similar to St. Patrick’s Day and Columbus Day, Cinco de Mayo is one of those special times when everyone feels a little bit Mexican in their soul.

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in the USA

  • Denver, Colorado - lasting two days, the Cinco de Mayo Celebrate Culture Festival attracts 400,000 people. Hear live Mexican regional, Spanish rock, Latin jazz, salsa, ranchero, Tex-Mex, and Chicano rock music outdoors.
  • Chicago, Illinois - Douglas Park draws as many as 200,000 people to its colorful Cinco de Mayo celebration that includes a festival, musical events, food booths, games, kids area, and cultural displays.
  • Omaha, Nebraska - A parade, festival, carnival, and crowning of a queen mark Cinco de Mayo celebrations here.
  • Phoenix, Arizona - Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in multiple venues throughout the desert area.
  • Portland, Oregon - Mexican food and carnival enliven Tom McCall Waterfront Park during Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
  • Reno, Nevada - more than 100,000 visitors attend this Cinco de Mayo celebration, which includes Latino music and food booths.
  • Kansas City, Kansas - celebrates Cinco de Mayo in the heartland.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota - Cinco de Mayo takes place in District del Sol on St. Paul's West Side with music, food and a salsa-tasting contest, a parade, sports zone, wellness village, crafts, children's section and history area.
  • San Antonio, Texas - Cinco de Mayo festival with music and food, concerts and other commemorations takes place at historic Market Square.
  • San Marco, Texas - this Cinco de Mayo celebration of culture includes Miss Cinco de Mayo and Little Miss Cinco pageants, a parade, and salsa/hot sauce contest, a statewide menudo cookoff, and lots of musical entertainment.
  • San Francisco, California - the Mission neighborhood goes all out in a joyous Cinco de Mayo celebration. Includes free all-day cultural entertainment, health screenings, Lucha Libre wrestlers, and a Mission Dolores tour.
  • San Diego, California - there's live Cinco de Mayo entertainment at Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town and a maracas-and-margaritas Cinco de Mayo blow-out in Gaslamp.
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 Celebrate in style - with something other than the ubiquitous margarita..........


Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and looking for a unique cocktail? Try a Mexi-tini. It's a simple, flavored Martini made of  Orange flavored Vodka, tequila and orange juice. The Mexi-tini is the perfect spring citrus cocktail for any occasion that brings a little sunshine to the day.


KAH Brand Blanco Tequila


  1. Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker, and add crushed ice.
  2. Let stand for five seconds.
  3. Shake vigorously for five seconds.
  4. Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with an orange slice.

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