Ethnic Heritage Museum shares the history of Cinco de Mayo

"The theme of this Cinco de Mayo is the 'People United' and it's really an opportunity to bring different facets of the community together", said organizer, Theresa Trujillo.

May 5th honors the Mexican Army's win over the French in 1862.

Grab your guacamole and start mixing the margaritas, because Cinco de Mayo is today.

Volunteers like Soria say they also shared historical presentations about Cinco de Mayo with local middle school students this past week.

Mexico was having trouble paying back debts it racked up during the war, and the French came to collect.

"It's a great feeling knowing it started in Pueblo with our Chicano culture", said Katrina Gomez.

Mexico's Independence Day is celebrated on September 16.

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