Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Event Type

Faculty

Location

Hulman Memorial Student Union, Commons

Date

Time

Phone

(812) 237-4574

Description

This event is organized by MSP La Casita Student Resource Center. Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.