Cinco de Mayo plus Sharks equals busy weekend in San Jose

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To clear the air, George Stephanopoulos brings you a brief history of Cinco de Mayo and the 1862 Battle of Puebla.

Gonzaga University warned students that "non-Mexican individuals" should keep from cultural appropriation that often happens on Cinco De Mayo.

Yeyo's founder and owner Rafael Rios, who born in the US but grew up in Mexico, says festival goers will be able to enjoy a variety of authentic Mexican foods, including tacos.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day from Spain, which occurred in 1810 and is celebrated on September 16.

"Cinco de Mayo" ranks ahead of "Valentine's Days", "New Year's Eve" and "St. Patrick's Day" for restaurant revenue, according to CBS News.

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The analyst team at Cable TV.com did some research to see what each state was Googling the most on the holiday.

Some of the largest celebrations in the US are held in Los Angeles and in towns throughout the west where there are large Mexican-American populations. The French retreated though it would take six more years - and more battles - to convince the French to exit Mexico.

Riverside County sheriff's deputies, Murrieta police officers and other law enforcement officials Saturday will step up patrols to catch Cinco de Mayo celebrants who risk drinking and driving.

Margaritas has been celebrating in anticipation for this day all week long.

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