Cinco de Mayo
Friday, May 5, 2017 11 AM - 1 PM
Come learn about Cinco de Mayo. Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, which occurs on September 16.
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.
Event sponsored by American Indian Student Services, Christus Rex, International Center, Multicultural Programs & Services, The Pride Center, The Wellness Center, and the Women's Center.
Other Events on This Day
- Reading and Review (12 AM)
- Denim Spirit Day (All Day)
- Zemer Peled's Suspension and Susana Amundarain paintings (All Day)
- Special Denim Spirit Day (All Day)
- Mold 8-hr (8 AM)
- Snow Country Prison (9 AM)
- Zemer Peled's Suspension and Susana Amundarain Paintings (9 AM)
- Free Document Shredding Day (11 AM)
- Drop In and Knit (12 PM)
- Senate Scholarly Activity Committee Meeting (1 PM)
- Strategic Plan Launch (2:30 PM)
- UND Music My Best Friend's Wedding (3 PM)
- Dance etc! (7 PM)
- Community Orchestra (7:30 PM)