Cinco de Mayo has arrived

Ignacio Smith
May 6, 2018

He launched his presidential campaign in 2016 by accusing Mexico of "sending people that have lots of problems" to the US, and has repeatedly vowed to build a border wall between the two countries.

"People come to expect because they like to, they like the Mexican culture, they like Hispanic culture", said Sergio Romero, chairman of the Idaho Falls Cinco de Mayo.

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To clear the air, George Stephanopoulos brings you a brief history of Cinco de Mayo and the 1862 Battle of Puebla. The French retreated though it would take six more years - and more battles - to convince the French to exit Mexico.

Zona Blanca Ceviche in downtown Spokane is serving up grilled prawns, and Serrano and pineapple margaritas for the occasion as part of its Cinco de Mayo and spring celebration.

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Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta at The Volstead & Hotel Vegas - Enjoy music from several DJs, and a free chips and salsa bar and drink specials throughout the day. The celebration spread as Hispanic culture grew in the US, getting a commercial boost in the 1980s when restaurants and bars began cashing in on the event.

It looks like Californians went straight for it and were interested in knowing more about "Cinco de Mayo", compared to "Tequila" the previous year. In the USA the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.

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