Cinco de Mayo

The date is approaching, fifth of May, or “CINCO DE MAYO”.

We refer to it as “drinko de mayo”. We take the celebration as a big party and accompany it with burritos, tequila, chips & dip…But Cinco de Mayo is more than “red, green and white” and “Viva Mรฉxico”. It is a celebration of Mexican pride and heritage, but why? What are we celebrating?

I had the opportunity of covering a story about this festivity for The Californian, the local Salinas newspaper.

Interested in learning about the date and about the participation Salinas, California, had in making this celebration a nationwide festival?

Read on:

http://www.thecalifornian.com/article/20120503/NEWS01/205030322/Past-organizers-Salinas-Cinco-de-Mayo-festivals-reflect-holiday-s-meaning?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage