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Crows Nest Club to mark Cinco de Mayo

Date Posted: 2011-04-29

May 5th falls in the midst of Japan’s Golden Week, but it’s also being celebrated on Okinawa for another holiday from another country and culture.

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican celebration that when or wherever the culture of Mexico is celebrated — families, friends and neighbors gather to have a fiesta in honor of the event.

This festival observes the 1862 victory of 4,000 ill-equipped Mexicans over 8,000 well-equipped French invaders. The battle known as La Batalla de Puebla or The Battle of Puebla took place on... (you guessed it) May 5th. Today, all is forgiven, with fiestas planned in Mexico and in many communities around the world where Mexicans live. Even "gringos" who have little idea why they are coming to a Cinco de Mayo celebration are happy to commemorate the day and join in the fun and parties.

Kids and adults all welcome the day to feast on Mexican food and celebrate national pride, and that includes at the Crow’s Nest Club on Camp Shields that will celebrate Friday evening, May 6th, with a Latin excursion of sights, sounds and tastes at a Spanish buffet.

The festival begins at 6 p.m. next Friday, May 6, with tickets now on sale at the Crow’s Nest Club. Adult tickets for the Spanish Buffet are $15.95, Kids 6-10 years of age pay $7.95, and youngsters five and under eat free. Reservations can be made at 959-2779.

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