The time of year for good food, fun music, colorful outfits and lovely senoritas is upon Cambria again. Creekside Gardens will again host a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 5, at the restaurant. Following the very successful event last year, owners Ramon and Elena De Alba promise an ever better event this year.
“We have expanded the rear patio and doubled its size. We have hired the same 10-member mariachi band we had last year, but there will be more room for them to perform. There will be a special limited dinner menu so that we can speed up the process of ordering and getting food to the tables. We will be taking reservations, so it might be a good idea to call and reserve a table,” he said with a smile. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day — the most import-ant national patriotic holiday in Mexico — which is celebrated on Sept. 16. The May event commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landing a large French force and causing the Mexican government to retreat. The 8,000-strong French army attacked the poorly equipped Mexican army of 4,000. Yet, on May 5, 1862, the Mexicans managed to decisively crush the French invaders, which was regarded as the best army of the time.
So the joyful Cinco de Mayo celebration is like when the wicked witch died in the “Wizard of Oz” and the Munchkins danced and sang, “Ding Dong! The witch is dead.”
The band will play and sing from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
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