They say celebrating this day with their guests has been a tradition for many years now.
The daylong Cinco De Mayo festival, which honors Mexico's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, took place from 11 a.m.to 9 p.m. Saturday is Cinco de Mayo and Sunday the Sharks play at The SAP Center in game 6 of round 2 of the playoffs. "The Battle of Puebla remains an important symbol of Mexican bravery and tenacity".
Josue Robles, who was securing a large Mexican flag in the bed of his pickup truck Friday afternoon, said Cinco de Mayo is day to show off his Mexican pride.
The event featured Cinco de Mayo folk dancers as well as book sculpting taught by Debbie and Rachael Lambin of "My Thousand Words", among other activities. The celebration spread as Hispanic culture grew in the USA, getting a commercial boost in the 1980s when restaurants and bars began cashing in on the event.
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Some of the largest celebrations in the USA are held in Los Angeles and in towns throughout the west where there are large Mexican-American populations.
Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the fifth of May, is celebrated in a very different way in Mexico, where the holiday originated, than it is in the United States.
Margaritas has been celebrating in anticipation for this day all week long.