The Cinco de Mayo festival is open from 10 a.m.to 8 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at Civic Center Park.
Cinco de Mayo marks the date that Mexico's army defeated France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, during the Franco-Mexican War.
The victory changed the course of Mexican and world history. In the USA the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.
In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo celebrations were first held in California in the 1860s, marked among the hundreds of Mexican miners who had crossed the border to work in the west.More news: Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid new United Kingdom home secretary
Woodburn celebrates its 13th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration for three days May 4-6 Cinco de Mayo celebrations this year open with a performance by Nellie Muir Elementary School teachers and students and Woodburn High School Mariachi Friday morning, May 4.
Cinco de Mayo - which literally translates to "May 5" - is not Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16, and marks the start of the war of Mexican independence from Spain.
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