EDINBURG -- Edinburg Parks & Recreation Department is proud to announce the Cinco de Mayo celebration to be held on Thursday, May 5. Best known in Mexico as La Batalla de Puebla, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's victory over  French forces at Puebla, Mexico on May 5, 1862.  

“Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day,” said David Molina, EPRD staff  member. “Many people might think that.  We try to teach our youth about our rich culture.  It is important that they know the facts.”

For the last eight years, we have been educating our youth members of the Mexican cultures and history with events such as 5 de Mayo, Deiciseiz de Septiembre, Dia de los Muertos, and other events that play part in both our Mexican and American cultures.

“Our kids now days are forgetting about their cultural past,” said Molina. “One of our goals is to contribute and pass on our knowledge and educate our youth of important historical events that change the world and ours as well.”

Cinco de Mayo is a fun day for our youth members where they get to learned about history, play games such as Loteria, Mexican crossword puzzles, and sample some of the delicious Mexican cuisine such as tostadas, chalupas, and tacos. At the end of the day, the members break a pinata and enjoy the treats inside.

For more information on this or other upcoming events, please contact the Edinburg Parks & Recreation Department at 956-381-5631 or come by and visit us at 315 E. Palm Dr., Edinburg.