Roundup: Cinco de Mayo

May 2 2014, 4:00 PM

Do you like to wear sombreros? And drink salt-rimmed margaritas? You're in luck: This weekend, the city is celebrating Cinco de Mayo a little earlier (the actual holiday falls on Monday). Much like Luc Hatestad noted on St. Patrick’s Day about Irish pride, this holiday is often celebrated by people who have never heard of the Battle of Puebla, which the French lost to the Mexican Army on May 5, 1862. (This holiday is not Mexico's Independce Day, which is celebrated on September 16.) So, do a quick Wikipedia search...and here are some ways to keep celebrating the culture of our neighbors to the south.

1. The Big Cinco de Mayo event will take place this weekend at Civic Center Park. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous and we want to check out the chihuahua races and taco eating contests.

2. In the April issue, Kasey Cordell’s “Hidden Colorado” featured several Mexican dishes and drinks, including the "Precious" from Los Chingones. Casey also pointed out several establishments on Federal Boulevard, including an affordable sweet spot, the San Antonio Fresh Mexican Bakery.

3. To prove that you’re really into Cinco de May, try making your own street-style tacos or mix a margarita (video below).

Mix It: Lola's Q Coin Margarita from 5280 magazine on Vimeo.

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