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The Real Cinco de Mayo
May 5th @ 6:00 pm
Cultural Event @ Penobscot Bay Language School
Friday 6:00 PM (5/5/23)
28 Gay Street, Rockland, Maine
Join Penobscot Bay Language School for a one of a kind Cinco de Mayo celebration! On Friday, May 5th at 6:00 PM. Guests will enjoy authentic Mexican food & drink for an entrance price of only $25. Proceeds benefit Penobscot Bay Language School’s free community educational programming. Space is limited–reserve your spot today!
The 1862 Battle of Puebla on the 5th of May was a pivotal victory for defending Mexican fighters against invading French forces–which we now commemorate every year–all around the world–with Cinco de Mayo celebrations and promotions. Rivaling the Super Bowl in annual beer sales, this holiday has become a world-wide marketing influence on popular culture. Join PBLS for an intercultural look at this history at a fun and informative event including an authentic Mexican dining experience with traditional cuisine and fun street food from Mexico. Stick around for an open discussion about the perception of this holiday in the US, how that came to be, and the real story behind this widely misunderstood Mexican celebration (and how it is NOT Mexican Independence Day in September!).