Cinco de Mayo in Trump era leaves Mexican-Americans torn

Lubbock educators say Cinco de Mayo resonates with Mexican Americans as sign of hope prideMore

Lubbock educators say Cinco de Mayo resonates with Mexican Americans as sign of hope prideMore

Northstaters answered questions about the significance of the Cinco de Mayo holiday as they celebrated in downtown Redding Friday. It's actually the day commemorating the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when Mexican forces defeated the French even though they were woefully outnumbered.

Chuy's management says that Cinco de Mayo is their busiest day of the year when it comes to bar sales.

Americans consume up to 81 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo every year.

The United States Congress issued a Concurrent Resolution on June 7, 2005, calling on the President of the United States to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Cinco de Mayo with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Many marked the day with food, drink, music and dancing, but more will enjoy festivities across the Inland area on Saturday, May 6, when events are set from Corona to San Jacinto. Many non-Mexicans are guilty of this on May 5, knocking back margaritas but totally oblivious to what they're even celebrating.

Unlike last year's celebration, led by the former President Obama - during which the Mexican group Maná attended the event with an open margarita bar - Vice President Pence received guests with miniature tacos, beer and Mexican wine while a lesser-known musical group performed.

Plenty of liberals used Twitter to express not only their satisfaction that Trump won't be celebrating the holiday, but their wish that any and all Trump supporters follow suit. For those out of the loop, here's a refresher on what Cinco de Mayo is all about.

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No, it's not Mexican Independence Day, so don't be one of those people who gets confused.

Gracie's Bar, located at 326 S. West Temple, is hosting its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday featuring a live performance by the Latin Jazz Factory All Stars.

Santa Maria resident, Blanca Garcia says Cinco de Mayo has always been a time to celebrate her culture with mariachi, folkloric dance and the traditional fiestas.

Trump famously characterized undocumented immigrants who crossed the USA border from Mexico as "rapists".

"It's called 'La Batalla de Puebla, '" Mario Guzman said.

Get Mexican food at an authentic, non-chain Mexican restaurant. The holiday was created in America during the Civil War.

Donald Trump's election has bred some uncertainty and fear amongst some people of Mexican heritage in the United States.

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