Cinco de Mayo celebrations

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It's Cinco de Mayo

There are Cinco de Mayo events happening throughout the Bay Area on Sunday.

In Richmond, they’ll be celebrating from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 23rd Street between Clinton and Rheem Avenues.

There will be music, dancing and wrestling on three stages, along with traditional food and dozens of kids activities.

The event’s organizer says the festival draws more than 100,000 people.

The fifth of May celebrates the day the Mexican Army beat France at the battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

Ironically, the holiday is only lightly celebrated in Mexico. The United States, however, has embraced Cinco de Mayo as a commemoration of Mexican heritage and culture.

However, you choose to celebrate, police departments are reminding all to celebrate responsibly. 

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