How we are celebrating Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo is more than tacos and tequila.
What is Cinco De Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5 honoring the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Contrary to popular belief it is not Mexican Independence Day.
Here's how we'll be celebrating
1. Sharing the story and history of the day (History.com has some great facts).
2. Supporting our local Mexican businesses and restaurants. Shout out to a couple of our favorites: Death x Tequila (San Diego), Barrio Chino (New York), and Toca Madera (Los Angeles).
3. While many museums are temporarily closed, planning our next visit to support Mexican Art Galleries and Museums around the country. Some great options include: National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago), Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin), and Mexican Museum (San Francisco).
4. Appreciating and sharing the work of Mexican creatives. Here's a few Instagram accounts to check out: Bosco Sodi @studioboscosodi, Danié Gómez-Ortigoza @journeyofabraid, Gloria Cortina @gloria.cortina, and Omar Rodriguez-Graham @rodriguez_graham.