Cinco de Mayo – May 5, 2013

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). It is actually a minor holiday in Mexico, but is a very popular celebration of Mexican heritage and pride in the United States. So where will you be celebrating this Sunday? You could go to Maryland’s biggest Cinco de Mayo fiesta at La Palapa Grill & Cantina in historic Ellicott City. The festivities begin at 10:30am May 5th and continue all day and night with DJ’s, live music, outdoor tents and grills, food and drink specials, tons of giveways, 98 Rock and miniature donkeys. Or if you live in White Marsh, you could go to the Green Turtle and celebrate Cinco de Mayo all weekend with drink specials, live music and Pinatas. If the party scene isn’t your thing, then enjoy a nice dinner at Huajicori Mexican Restaurant in Catonsville. Or if you would prefer to stay in and have a fiesta at su casa, then try making some of these yummy Cinco de Mayo recipes from the Food Network.