Cinco de Mayo

Posted on 05/05/2021
Dancers in Folklorico Costumes

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This holiday commemorates the victory of the Mexican army over the French military force in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The Mexican-American communities of California have celebrated Cinco de Mayo since 1863 - to the extent that this beloved holiday is today now more fully celebrated here than in Mexico. 

While we are saddened that this year´s Cinco de Mayo can not take place, relive the color and spectacle of performers from our past Cinco de Mayo programs on our Instagram!