Happy Cinco de Mayo! Where are the celebrations?

Posted at 6:49 AM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 12:59:52-04

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

If you’re interested in celebrating the day that the Mexican army triumphed at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, we've got some options.

First, let's have a quick historical recap of the holiday. Some believe the day is the Fourth of July equivalent for Mexico but NBC News reports that this victory over France occurred over 50 years after Mexico's Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16.

Learn more about the history behind Cinco de Mayo here.

Celebrations for the holiday will be held throughout Tulsa but the Elote Cinco de Mayo Street Festival in downtown is scheduled to have some road closures. 

The event starts at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to conclude around midnight. Luchador wrestling begins at 5:30 and the Chihuahua races begin at 7 pm.   

Check out the map below for more information on road closures.

Kirsten Horne says the temperatures should get near the 80s, so here are some great margarita recommendations we gathered on National Margarita Day! 

Or if you would like to make them at home, here are the 100 best Tequilas under $50! 

El Guapo’s in downtown is holding an event to celebrate as well! Learn more here. 

The annual Cinco de Mayo Street Party will start at noon Thursday on the corner of 1st & Elgin.