Here's why your Cinco de Mayo celebration is problematic

It's the Mexican St. Patrick's Day - that no one in Mexico really celebrates - but hey, who's above using whatever reason possible to throw back some ice cold cervezas and shots of tequila? Graduating with her doctorate, Smith's lovely lady will officially become a family nurse practitioner after earning her final degree on Saturday.

Thumbs up to celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

This year, although the White House traditionally celebrates the holiday every year with parties either in the East Room or the Rose Garden, President Trump won't be in attendance. But Mexican-Americans aren't necessarily encouraged by that tweet or the president's actual positions since, and some have said they are fearful of celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year because Mr Trump has stepped up immigration enforcement since taking office.

Gracie's Bar, located at 326 S. West Temple, is hosting its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday featuring a live performance by the Latin Jazz Factory All Stars.

In the 1950s, Chicano activists turned Cinco de Mayo into a commemorative holiday used to educate Mexican Americans about their cultural heritage.

It also recognizes the many contributions of Mexican-Americans give to our nation. Initially, the holiday was recognized by Mexican laborers living in America, marking a celebratory time when people of Mexican descent could come together and celebrate history. This free celebration boasts drinks, tequila pourings, street food, and music all day and all night.

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Americans like their tequila: According to the Daily Meal, the United States consumes twice as much Tequila as Mexico, where the spirit originated. It's evidently an even bigger day here in the United States. The ad campaign manager Don Mann explained that having people associate the holiday as a day to drink Mexican beer was a major victory for the company.

#1. Studying Mexican History on May 5.

. Nothing political about Drinko de Mayo, right?

Not everyone feels like Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity to build community.

Not everyone is turned off by Cinco de Mayo.

De La Hoya understands Cinco de Mayo's place in the pecking order of holidays in Mexico, but also understands that people don't necessarily need to have their arm twisted to make a trip out to Las Vegas for a weekend of boxing and beer.

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