Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which fell on Thursday, May 5 in 2022, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de May has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC) enjoys a Cinco de Mayo celebration every year. The community members in skilled nursing celebrated Cinco de Mayo with bingo while wearing festive sombreros. The community members enjoyed chips and salsa with margaritas. Those community members enjoying dinner in the main dining room spotted the festive decorations as soon as they walked in.