Thanks to a quirk in the calendar, two cultural events—one with local origins, the other with Mexican roots—share the same day this year.
and Mexico's Cinco de Mayo will have their celebrations Saturday, May 5, with holding .
Wonder what to expect at each event? Patch breaks down the festivities and, in the process, illustrates just how similar cultures can be, especially when it's about having fun.German Heritage Celebration Cinco de Mayo Reason Started in 2006, it's a way to celebrate Frankfort's cultural roots being settled by German farmers. It celebrates Mexico's victory over French forces near Puebla in 1861. Misconceptions It's not Oktoberfest. It's not Mexico's Independence Day. Will there be beer? Um, yes. Um, yes. Food served Traditional German dishes provided by . The menu consists of chicken tortilla soup, shrimp and scallop ceviche, pork carnita tostadas, fish tacos and carne asada steak bites. Food will be served beginning at 4 p.m.
Music Peter’s Alpine Horn & Cowbells and the German band Phenix will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m., respectively Extraños en la Noche will perform oldies and rock 'n' roll in Spanish, as well as traditional Mexican songs, from 8 to 11 p.m. Other entertainment Egerlaender Dance Group will perform from 5 to 7:30 p.m. There will be pinatas. Will there be horses or other large animals? Yes. People can take a horse-drawn carriage ride from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Do the pinatas count?
When: 3 to 10 p.m. (no one will be admitted after 9 p.m.)
When: Starts at 11 a.m. Food can be ordered starting at 4 p.m.
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