The holiday, commonly celebrated with feasts and fiestas, honors a historic military victory in which a vastly outnumbered Mexican army defeated a formidable French invasion during the 1862 Battle of Puebla.
Did you know it was first celebrated in the U.S. in California during the Gold Rush era in the town of Columbia (Tuolumne County) by the area’s Mexican migrant miners?
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Last updated: May 5th, 12noon.
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Cinco de Mayo Concert at Golden Gate Park: 4 to 7 p.m. May 5, GGP Music Concourse, San Francisco.
Illuminate Live, Golden Gate Park’s free outdoor concert series, in conjunction with Peña Toribio, will present a Cinco de Mayo concert featuring Francisco Herrera, Cascada de Flores, and DíaPaSon. Free. sf.funcheap.com/free-outdoor-cinco-de-mayo-concert-golden-gate-park/
Cinco de Mayo at La Calenda: May 5-6, 6518 Washington St., Yountville.
In honor of Cincod De Mayo, La Calenda will host a celebration featuring antojitos, bebidas and live music from Mariachi Mexicanisimo on May 5. On May 6, La Calenda is hosting a family-friendly celebration complete with food and drink specials, live mariachi, plus face-painting and piñatas for kids. Free admission. visitnapavalley.com/event/cinco-de-mayo-celebration/10158/