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Happy Cinco De Mayo ~ Party All Week-end!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

I’m sure many of you know that Cinco de Mayo is a yearly celebration held on May 5 to celebrate Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza. This year it will fall on this Sunday, but doesn't mean the festivities aren't all weekend!

For those of you who need a refresher course: The Battle of Puebla occurred during the Franco-Mexican War, a conflict between the Mexican government led by President Benito Juárez and the French forces of Napoleon III. The Mexican Army was totally outnumbered and outgunned, but they achieved an unexpected and significant victory over the French forces at Puebla. It's amazing what you can do when you set your mind and focus on winning!

Even though Cinco de Mayo was initially born and observed in Mexico, in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a lively cultural celebration of Mexican heritage, featuring parades, festivals, traditional music and dance performances, and, of course, plenty of delicious Mexican cuisine. In Texas we love our Margaritas and tacos!

When our office was trying to come back together from COVID our office held a Cinco De Mayo party outside with beer, frozen Margaritas and tacos. We had so much fun! Don't you love our masks!!!

There are lots of activities going on over the week-end in Austin. Here are 4 very fun events to consider:

u May 5: Enjoy specials at La Popular

Newly opened Mexican restaurant La Popular will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5. Specials will be available, including $10 margaritas, $5 Coronas and $5 al pastor tacos served on corn tortillas made in-house. La Popular opened in Lantana Place on April 24, and it is overseen by Executive Chef César de la Parra and Vice President of Beverage Operations Trevor Tyler. 

u May 5: Shop from local vendors

Frida Friday will host a marketplace at Progress Coffee to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The event will include music, food, coffee, drinks, loteria and vendors.

u May 5: Enjoy specials at Chapulín Cantina Oaxacan restaurant Will serve $8 drinks and host DJ Fideo.

May 4: Attend a nacho-themed fiesta
Fiesta Austin will host its annual Cinco de Mayo party on May 4 in East Austin. The party will include vendors; live music; children’s activities; and food, including a fiesta nacho bar. The theme this year is “Nacho Average Fiesta.”

 

 

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Roy Kelley
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This is timely information to share with area residents and visitors.

Enjoy the weekend. We have rainy weather in Maryland.

May 04, 2024 08:19 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

My boy is graduating College this weekend, so I will be up there partying all weekend!

May 04, 2024 11:49 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We have a Mexican restaurant within sound distance of the house and the music started at 11 this morning.

May 04, 2024 01:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- Happy Cinco De Mayo to you!!!  I love how your office celebrates!!  We will either grab a bite at our favorite Tex-Mex or I may make fajitas. 

May 04, 2024 01:56 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Dorie Dillard Austin TX enjoy the Cinco De Mayo festivities. Happy CInco De Mayo to you and to all. 

May 04, 2024 01:56 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I hope everyone enjoys Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, but may the 4th be with you today.  😋

May 04, 2024 04:38 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  here in LA Cinco de Mayo is big and we started celebrating since my Manager's birth day was today since the first:)Endre

May 04, 2024 09:48 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have a feeling there will be more celebrations than normal this year since Biden has let so many illegal immigrants into the country recently, haha.

May 05, 2024 05:05 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Heavily celebrated in San Diego, CA ironically not very celebrated in Mexico 😂 

May 05, 2024 12:35 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, so many fun things you all had to do there in Austin, Dorie! 

On a side-bar, I had that same mask you had in the bottom, right photo - it got more comments & smiles than any of the other masks I had! 

May 06, 2024 06:37 AM