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The Ultimate Guide To Cinco de Mayo in Dallas 2014

Cinco-de-Mayoby Steven Doyle

Cinco de Mayo is upon us and there is plenty of celebration set for the DFW area. If you are at a loss for what to do in North Texas this big tequila drenched weekend, we are here to guide you along. Don’t forget that Lyft is available to take home should you need guidance after a bit of revelry. First time riders use my personal code for $25 credit – steven1406.

Don’t miss The 24th Annual Cinco de Mayo Big Parade and Festival. The Big Parade is the largest Cinco de Mayo parade in North Texas with over 20,000 in attendance. This colorful event includes marching bands, folkloric dance groups, school groups and much more. It takes place on the first Saturday each May in Oak Cliff that starts Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10am, and the Big Parade starts at 11am. The Festival at Casa Guanjuato runs from noon to 8 p.m., 1002 W. Brooklyn Ave.

And now for the booze and food:

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in High Fashion at Komali

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We will be talking up Cinco de Mayo all day, and we are sure that many of you started your celebration last night. The enchiladas will be flying, along with massive amounts of tequila in every form. The margarita will be king this weekend for sure. But this morning we discovered something a little different; a bit more refined. Anastacia Quinones has devised a special and creative menu over at Komali that truly gets into the spirit of the holiday.

First understand what we are celebrating. Many believe that the day is to commemorate the Mexican Independence Day, but that would be September 16. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.        Continue reading

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