In Washington D.C., they make it a point to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo on an annual basis. During this celebration, they feature live music and dance, children’s arts and crafts workshops, food, games and many fun activities for the entire family. This event is originally Mexican but through the years, it became a larger “Latin American Family Reunion” that is held at the National Mall. Everyone is invited to join the celebration, Hispanics or otherwise, as it is free and will be held rain or shine. People who want to be a part of Cinco de Mayo do not have to pay any entrance or registration fee.
Many people take advantage of this event to discover the interesting culture, history and ethnic diversity of the Latin American residents of the United States. Through the years, the Hispanic community in the country has grown tremendously. As the population grows, the celebration of the Cinco de Mayo followed suit – in size and in scope. This celebration in Washington D.C. is hosted by the Maru Montero Dance Company.
About the Host
This Latin Dance company performs a variety of numbers – Mexican Folk, cha-cha, Mambo, Salsa, Tango and many more. Their dances are all derived from the Latin American heritage. The company was created by the former Ballet Folklorico de Mexico lead dancer, Maru Montero. The group is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the joy and beauty of Latin culture in the country. The company performs at various venues around the area and provides a variety of Latin dance performance programs. Their numbers are just one of the things to look forward to during the Cinco de Mayo.
Food and Location
The food served during the Cinco de Mayo celebration is a wide selection of the famous Hispanic dishes. Tacos, chile rellenos, guacamole and tostadas are just some of the things that you may see on the spread. This event is also an excuse for some people to drink excessive beer, tequila, margarita, etc. Whatever you would like to do during the Cinco de Mayo, the important thing is for you to have fun and create beautiful memories with family and friends. That is the way Latin Americans celebrate every event that they have on their calendar. The location of the event is at the National Mall wherein the closest Metro Station is Smithsonian.