CINCO DE MAYO

Looking for something unique to do this weekend?

Check out the Cinco de Mayo celebration in downtown! Join hundreds of other Angelenos as they celebrate Mexican culture through music, food and drink, and dancing.

What is Cinco de Mayo? This is Spanish for the 5th of May. Many people think that this is the Mexican Independence day, but it is not. This day commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in 1862 during the Battle of Puebla.

Olvera Street is a small street that is closed to cars. There are small stores that offer Mexican arts and crafts and food stalls that sell popular Mexican food like chile rellenos, tacos, churros, and horchata.

Enjoy the beautiful L.A. weather this weekend with a churro in hand, music in your ears, and a vibrant culture that will dazzle your senses.

When? Saturday and Sunday May 2-3 from 10AM – 10PM

Where? Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles (across the street from Union Station)

Price? Free

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Mexican statue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary
Angeleno- (n.) a person who lives in Los Angeles
Commemorate- (v.) to celebrate and honor something or someone with a ceremony
Churro- (n.) a Mexican pastry made of fried dough covered in cinnamon and sugar
Horchata- (n.) a Latin American drink made with milk, sugar, rice, and cinnamon
Vibrant- (adj.) enthusiastic and energetic

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