Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Mexican heritage on Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) across the US with festive margaritas, salsa and chips, and singing and dancing.

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Margaritas, Chips and Salsa!

Cinco de Mayo is mostly celebrated in the U.S. and Puebla, Mexico, where the Battle of Puebla took place, a Mexican victory over the French. Food is a big part of the celebration, including salsa and chips and, of course, an icy cold margarita.

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Margaritas come in all different flavors and styles. This one is a frozen strawberry margarita with a lime garnish.

Once your margarita is in hand, step outside to the wonderful sounds of a traditional mariachi band. The musicians pictured here are playing music in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

Dancers Perform in LA

Dancers perform during Cinco de Mayo celebrations along Plaza Olvera in Los Angeles, California. The event was held to promote and celebrate Mexican and Latin American communities through art, dance and music.

LA's Cinco de Mayo Festival

A Chihuahua/Doberman mix attends a Cinco de Mayo festival at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site on Olvera Street in California.

Mariachi Band in Mexico City

Mariachi Regio Internacional performs in Mexico City's Garibaldi Plaza, home to Mexico's best mariachi bands. Plaza Garibaldi, an outdoor nightspot in the heart of the city, is famed for raucous open-air drinking and folk music.

Cinco de Mayo Reveler

Seven-month-old Alexander Mendoza attends Cinco de Mayo festivities at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site on Olvera Street.