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BX residents celebrate Mexican culture on Cinco de Mayo

The Villages Suntimes

May 13, 2017

The Villages Suntimes - Unlike last year's celebration, led by the former President Obama - during which the Mexican group Maná attended the event with an open margarita bar - Vice President Pence received guests with miniature tacos, beer and Mexican wine while a lesser-known musical group performed.

But it is also a frequently misunderstood holiday. In fact, unless you live in these two areas, Cinco de Mayo isn't really that big of a deal for the rest of the country.

So before pulling out the piñatas, sombreros and other Mexican accouterments, here are five things you may not know about Cinco de Mayo.

The celebration is from 5 p.m.to midnight Friday and 5:30 p.m.to midnight Saturday at Central Park.

Miguel Levario, an associate professor of Borderlands history at Texas Tech, said the president of Mexico had frozen debt payments to France, Spain and England at the time.

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