Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. A poll by Avocados from Mexico says that only 22 percent of Americans know what Cinco de Mayo is actually about. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the first battle of Puebla; and it is pretty low key. Here in the U.S., however, it has become a time to enjoy Mexican culture with Marguerites, guacamole, tacos and tortillas, and if you are lucky, some Mariachi music!
What better way to celebrate locally than to enjoy a meal at LaMariposa Mexican Restaurant, 112 E.Main Street, or Mojo Taqueria, 216 Main Street. Both are open inside, with tables socially distanced and staff wears masks. Outdoor seating is available.
La Mariposa will have an all day Happy Hour, with $5 House Margaritas on Wednesday. (303) 823-5595 for reservations.
Longmont, Denver delays events
===Longmont Museum & Longmont City Cinco de Mayor Committee — Postponed until May 7, 2022
The Longmont Cinco De Mayo Planning Committee is saddened to announce we are postponing our event for one more year. With the continued impacts and risks of COVID-19 to our community, we cannot, with a good conscience, host an in-person event of this scale in May. The overarching goal of this decision is to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
===Denver Cinco de Mayo Committee — Postponed until May 2022
Last year we announced the canceling of our beloved Cinco de Mayo Festival due to social gathering restrictions brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic. While in recent months we have seen tremendous advances made through vaccinations and the normalizing of mask wearing and other measures we regret that 2021 is not the right time to bring back the festival. We fear that the virus is still too prevalent, and the health and safety of our community is the most important thing.