While it might not be an official holiday here in Canada, that hasn’t stopped Vancouverites from getting together every year in honour of Cinco de Mayo. What better way to celebrate than with a cerveza (beer) in hand, and a ton of delicious food in your belly?

In case you didn’t know, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (that’s in September). This holiday celebrates the Mexican defeat of the French army in 1862.

Now that we’ve got that cleared up, here are some Cinco festivities to make note of in Metro Vancouver this year.

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Food & drink deals

Mucho Burrito

Hungry for some quality burritos for you and your Cinco crew? Mucho Burrito will offer guests burritos for $6.99 each on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th.

When: Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th
Where: Locations across Metro Vancouver

Quesada Burritos & Tacos

On May 5th, guests at Canadian-owned Quesada’s Burritos & Tacos across the country can enjoy $6 regular-sized burritos, and from April 29th to May 3rd, guests can also pre-order Quesada’s Build Your Own Taco Kit at 15% off.

When: April 29th to May 3rd and Sunday, May 5th
Where: Locations across Canada

Cinco de Mayo celebrations

Chilliwack Party in the Park 

The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is celebrating Cinco with a free two-day fiesta with some of the best food trucks in BC, live music, and a mix of Cinco and Star Wars-themed festivities for May the Fourth.

When: Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th
Where: 45951 Victoria Avenue
Cost: Free admission

So there you have it, Vancouver! Stay tuned for more Cinco de Mayo deets as they come.