UNION COUNTY — Each of the three Mexican restaurants in Union County held special celebrations for Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, drawing large crowds of customers to all three restaurants.
El Poblano Mexican Restaurant, located at 504 North Duncan Bypass, Union; La Fogata Mexican Restaurant, located at 441 North Duncan Bypass, Union, in West Town Plaza; and Don Pancho Mexican Restaurant, located at 1118 Main Street, Buffalo, each hosted specials, free giveaways and entertainment in celebration of Cinco de Mayo on Thursday.
The managers of each restaurant said they were happy with the turnouts they received and expected.
Cinco de Mayo — or the fifth of May — commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in the U.S., particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.
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