Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 3, 2012

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

Why do we celebrate Cindo de Mayo?

At UWB and CCC students plan to use this holiday as an opportunity to learn more about the Mexican and Latin cultures. By providing educational information in an entertaining and fun environment of celebration.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Thursday, May 3rd, 4-6pm

Mobius Hall

Join us in an amazing celebration of the Mexican and Latin Cultures.
  • Information about the Celebration
  • Latin Cuisine
  • Live Band
  • Dance Lessons

General Contact Information

This program is sponsored by CCC & UWB Student Life, UWB Campus Events Board, UWB Diversity Programmers, and CCC Activities Board.

Main Contact Info

Specific event questions can be directed to

Michael Macarulay
Lectures & Awareness Coordinator

Cascadia Activities Board (CAB)
Cascadia Community College