There is even more reason to celebrate this year, as Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday, doubling the fun. With area restaurants still closed, aside from take-out and curbside pickup, people may need to find new ways to be festive. You could also order from your favorite food establishment, which is an excellent way to support local businesses during these challenging times.
The History of Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo occurs annually on May 5. This year it falls on a Tuesday, Taco Tuesday, to be exact. It is celebrated to commemorate the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The holiday should not be confused with Mexican Independence Day, the latter of which is celebrated on September 16, each year. You can read more about the history of Cinco de Mayo at History.com.
How Can I Celebrate at Home?
Support a Local Restaurant
Enhance your at-home fiesta by ordering your favorite dishes and drinks from local restaurants, many of which are offering discounts and bundles on tacos and other menu items for the day, as well as Taco Tuesday. You have several options for getting your order: take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery. Plus, since Mother’s Day is this weekend, you could also pick up a gift card for the special women in your life.
Join a Virtual Event
Join some of your favorite celebrities, comedians, and chefs live by tuning into Altisimo Live beginning at 3:00 PM ET. Musical performances begin at 7:00 PM ET. You can tune into the event on popular social media marketing platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Donations of $5 are being raised to support the Farmworkers’ Pandemic Relief Fund.
We wish you a safe and festive Cinco de Mayo!
~ Your friends at Lifestyles Media Group
“Cinco de Mayo.” History, May 1 2020, history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo.