Today is Cinco de Mayo, or May 5. This is a Mexican holiday celebrating the smaller Mexican army defeating a larger French army in the city of Puebla, Mexico in 1862. The French, under Napoleon’s leadership, returned and defeated the Mexican army and the French ruled Mexico for several years. This is the 29th year of Denver’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. This Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, 2016 the celebration will be held in Denver’s Civic Center Park. If you go, you may see the parade Saturday morning. Also Saturday there will be a taco eating contest, a Quinceanera Fashion Show ( girl’s 15th birthday) and chihuahua races. Both days will feature music, delicious food, and many venders. We hope you go to Civic Center Park this weekend to celebrate and enjoy the Cinco de Mayo festival.