If you’ve never experienced an authentic Cinco de Mayo celebration, you owe it to yourself to check out one of Texas’ biggest traditions! And it’s right here in our own backyard. Presented by El Puente de Celina, a non-profit dedicated to bridging the diverse cultures within the community while celebrating Latino culture, Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War. It’s a day filled with delicious authentic Mexican food, lots of entertainment including mariachi music, salsa dancing, colorful costumes, games, contests, a kids’ area, great shopping, a raffle and tons of fun! (You can visit their website, here, for more info.)
So head downtown to the historic square this Saturday, May 6th, for Celina’s 8th Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The activities start at 1pm with the opening ceremony followed by a parade. Net proceeds from this fundraiser go toward El Puente de Celina’s college scholarship fund helping kids, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to attend college. Bring the kids, try some great food and experience true Mexican culture while helping a kid go to college. What a win-win day!