Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, is a date observed in the United States and Puebla, Mexico celebrating Mexican heritage. The holiday originated among Mexican American communities in the American West.
Often mistaken for Mexico's Independence Day (Sept. 16), Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over the French army at The Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
In keeping with tradition, celebrations with cultural food, music and dancing will commence across Top of Utah.
On May 3, Peery's Egyptian Theater will screen "No se Aceptan Devoluciones" ("Instructions Not Included"), in Spanish with English subtitles to mark the holiday. The 2013, PG-13 film plays at 1:30 p.m. The film examines the life an Acapulco resident playboy learning to grow up alongside his new found daughter. Admission is free.
The theater is at 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden. For more information, call 801-689-8700.
On May 3, Biker's Edge Cinco de Mayo Century, a 100- or 50-mile bike ride, begins at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 respectively. The free event was created to encourage all levels of riders to come out and meet the community of fellow cyclists. Made for every level of rider, the route has a gradual incline.
The ride starts at the south parking lot of Davis High School, 325 S. Main St., Kaysville. For more information, visit http://bebikes.com or call 801-544-5300.
On May 5, the Weber County Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden, will celebrate the Mexican heritage day with dancing and other festivities, beginning at 7 p.m. The event includes crafts, snacks, traditional folk music and a performance by the Tutulli dancing group.
The event repeats at 7 p.m. May 6 at Pleasant Valley Branch, 5568 S. Adams Ave., Washington Terrace. For more information, call 801-337-2618.
Further south, on May 10, the Telemundo Utah's Cinco de Mayo festival will offer music, folk dancing, skill games, booths and food, from noon to 10 p.m. in West Valley City. Admission is free. The event is at Centennial Park, 5405 W. 3100 South. For more information, call 801-955-4000.
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