cinco de mayo

Party time!
Party time!
Cinco de Mayo is today (Friday), and for those of you who do not speak Spanish, that means "fifth of May." It celebrates the Mexican army's May 5, 1862, victory over French forces during the Battle of Puebla -- though many mistakenly believe it commemorates Mexico's independence day.
Fiesta time ...
Fiesta time ...
This year's Cinco de Mayo celebration in Yakima marks its 15th anniversary this weekend with a two-day festival hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the heart of downtown. The free, family-friendly event annually draws 20,000 attendees and is also now one of the longest-running annual events in downtown Yakima as well.

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