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Cinco de Mayo 2017 in Calgary

Cinco de Mayo 2017 in Calgary

Organized events by various Mexican organizations in Calgary: Mexican Consulate in Calgary, CALMECA & Casa Mexico as well as a list of Mexican Restaurants: Native Tonges, Anejo, Blanco, Julio's Barrio, Los Chilitos, Tu Tierra. 5 de Mayo is a festival to celebrate Mexican ancestry and heritage in the United States and Canada. Celebrations of regional Mexican music and dancing are held. 

Cinco de Mayo 2017 in Calgary

Cinco de Mayo 2017 in Calgary. What is Cinco de Mayo? It is a Mexican holiday, annually observed on May 5, the anniversary of a victory in 1862 in the fight for independence from French forces. It is seen as a day to celebrate the culture, achievements and experiences of people with a Mexican background, who mainly live outside of Mexico.

One of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations are in cities such as Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, San Antonio, Sacramento, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver and El Paso in the USA’s south-western regions. In these cities, a large proportion of the population has Mexican origins. Many people hang up banners and school districts organize lessons and special events to educate their pupils about the culture of Americans of Mexican descent.

Is it Mexico’s Independence Day? That is a common misconception.

How Big a Deal is Cinco de Mayo in Mexico? Suprising this is not a holiday that is much celebrated in Mexico itself, 16 de Septiembre Mexico’s independence from Spain is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo is a big deal in Puebla, where the famous battle took place but it really isn’t as important in the rest of Mexico. September 16, Independence Day, is a much more important holiday in Mexico. For some reason, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States of America, by Mexicans and Americans alike, than it is in Mexico.

Need an excuse for a celebration?! Check our calendar of Events for the different celebrations around the city of Calgary! TBA

 

Summary
Event
Cinco de Mayo 2017 in Calgary
Location
Various locations ,Calgary,AB
Starting on
May 5, 2017
Ending on
March 5, 2017
Offer Price
CAD Various
Where :
When :From May 05, 2017 To May 05, 2017
Time :01:00 pm
Cost :Check Poster
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Organized events by various Mexican organizations in Calgary: Mexican Consulate in Calgary, CALMECA & Casa Mexico as well as a list of Mexican Restaurants: Native Tonges, Anejo, Blanco, Julio's Barrio, Los Chilitos, Tu Tierra. 5 de Mayo is a festival to celebrate Mexican ancestry and heritage in the United States and Canada. Celebrations of regional Mexican music and dancing are held.

 

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