State's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration underway

Get started on your parties, bring out the chips and salsa to check out these memes and jokes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2017.

"Outside of the business piece, it's not as relevant as people think it is", explained Ramirez-Arellano.

TGI Fridays: The restaurant is offering deals on its signature Casamigos Strawberry 'Ritas and Suaza 'Ritas on Cinco De Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo in the United States marks the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, a tradition initiated by George W. Bush in 2001 meant to strengthen ties with Mexico and the general Hispanic community. France had invaded Mexico, hoping to take over and implement its own political and cultural interests.

The victory spurred the Mexican army on, however the war continued for another five years until the French withdrew in 1867.

Cantina Laredo - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $5 Tajin watermelon margaritas, $5 La Favoritas and $3 bottle or draft Mexican beers.

You can certainly celebrate by eating delicious Mexican food and drinking cervezas, tequilas, and margaritas to your heart's content.

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Despite starting on the back foot, the Mexican army won the clash. "We have a lot of great businesses and restaurants in east Norman". "It's a balancing act".

Pinko de Mayo at the Town CenterThe Westin Hotel at the Virginia Beach Town Center is set to host a party that will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tidewater Affiliate group.

"This is a day that can ensure [a business] for the rest of the year, it allows some businesses to pay off their taxes." said McCullough.

That sombrero you're wearing, for instance, is never appropriate, unless you're of Mexican heritage. "People are still doing that", she added. And on Cinco de Mayo, Americans eat over 80 million pounds of avocado. "Our histories, our cultures, and our people are tied together and we must continue to stand up and demonstrate that the United States respects and celebrates the contributions and achievements of Mexican-Americans that have made ours a better nation". Mayweather's last 10 fights and 11 of his last 12 were all held on either Cinco de Mayo weekend or Mexican Independence Day weekend.

They also remind passengers to speak up and say something if they are riding with a drunk driver.

It's not a celebration of Mexico's independence.

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