Date: Saturday 04 May 2019
Time: 7pm - 3am
Location: Mooch Bar - University Park
EVERYONE INVITED! Join us for our Mexican party night in commemoration of the world-known Mexican celebration 5 de mayo which remembers one of the most important national scenes. Expect music, guacamole, Mexican cocktails and many surprises more!
Everyone is welcome! It's not Mexico's Independence Day but we're doing a fiesta anyway ;D We're happy to invite you to our Mexican Celebration for Cinco de Mayo! We are holding two exciting events to commemorate the battle on the 5th May 1862.
Saturday 4th May 2019
----Epic Battle in collaboration with the Nerf Society:
Location: Pope Building, A13 & A14
Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm
---- Mexican Fiesta
Location: Mooch Bar, Portland Building
Time: 9 pm - 3 am
£4 for Mexican Society members
£5 for non-members
£6 at the door
Ticket includes entry to both events and one drink at the party!
Get your tickets at the Student Union page:
Everyone is invited!
Come and join us to celebrate Mexican culture. There will be guacamole, Mexican cocktails, classic games, music, dance and more! Mooch will be open exclusively for this event during easter break, so it will be a great opportunity to relax and take a break from revisions. Bring all your friends and put on your party mood, it's going to be amazing!
Why "Cinco de Mayo"?
Many people believe Cinco de Mayo (“5th of May" in English) is a celebration of Mexico's Independence Day. But that's not correct! Mexico's Independence Day is actually September 16th.
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that recognizes the victory of the Mexican army over the French army on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. Led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, the poorly equipped Mexican army made a stand against French forces.
The Mexican victory provided encouragement to the Mexican army and became a source of pride for the Mexican people. Although the victory was short-lived — the French would capture Mexico City and take over the country within a year — it represented a moral victory for the Mexican government. It came to symbolize unity and pride in the unexpected victory of a clear underdog.
Today, Cinco de Mayo is not that important in Mexico and mainly celebrated only in the state of Puebla. In the United States and other parts of the world, though, Cinco de Mayo has become a significant annual celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. People of all backgrounds celebrate the holiday with parades, parties, and traditional Mexican music, dancing, and foods.