Cinco de Mayo (known elsewhere in the world simply as May 5th)

Happy Cinco de Drinko!  Or Mayo??  Which is it?

Celebrated primarily in the US, the holiday was introduced by Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the early years of the American Civil War.  Today, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride… and a popular drinking holiday.  Contrary to popular belief, May 5th is not Mexico’s independence day.  The date is significant in Mexican history as it commemorates the Mexican troops’ unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla.

For an early cultural fix, head to the Cinco de Mayo Parade on May 4th.  Starting at noon, the parade runs along Central Park West from 97th to 110th Street.

For a more “traditional” celebration, we recommend a salt-rimmed glass of tequila-based anything and a Corona!  Check out our neighbors – LIC Bar – for 5/5 drink specials!

For great Mexican food and live comedy, head over to our other neighbor The Creek and The Cave!