Cinco de Mayo Festival
The Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas (HWOA) invites you to participate in the 20th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival.
Where: The Jones Center
Springdale, AR 72764
When: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
The Cinco de Mayo Festival is a family oriented event free to the public.
All of the funds raised during the Cinco de Mayo Festival will go towards HWOA Scholarship Fund! So come on out and enjoy live entertainment, food from different cultures, games, and booth vendor information.
* ***If you would like to be part of the Cinco de Mayo festival as a vendor, performer, or volunteer please don't hesitate to call us!
History: Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. This battle provided a significant moral boost to the Mexican army as they defeated a significantly larger and more powerful army. The Mexican army was composed of 4,500 people which most of them where farmers fighting with farming tools while the French army was composed of 6,500 soldiers and yet lost the battle. 172 French soldiers where killed, 304 wounded and 35 captured. After this defeat the French had no option but to retrieve slowing them down from advancing towards Mexico City.