On the eve of Cinco de Mayo, Facebook is all a flutter with things going on in the area. Being the nice guy that I am; I decided to do some leg work and grab a list of local Cinco de Mayo Celebrations.

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First, a history lesson. Most people think that this wonderful tequila-filled day is celebrating Mexico's independence. Those people would be incorrect. The "5th of May", is actually celebrating the victory of the Mexican Army against the French. Napoleon III tried to take his French forces into Mexico, thinking it would be a sure thing. Nope, the unlikely victors fought the French back and won the victory. That is why Mexico celebrates Cinco de Mayo. Side note, it's also not about some ship that sank with a load of Helman's Mayo off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean. That would be tragic, but not true.

Wild Bill's Saloon - 2090 Pujol Road, Lake Charles - 8pm- 12am- Featuring music by "The Cards"

Cinco de Bayou Pub Crawl - 12pm-5pm - Downtown Lake Charles- Crawl to bars in Downtown Lake Charles. Featuring games at each stop, prizes, drink specials, and even pinatas!

Cigar Club featuring Cigars by Oscar Valladares and Jeff Groover - 5pm-9pm - Enjoy amazing cigars by Oscar and Jeff. They will be on hand to discuss their fine products. They will also be bringing along the official celebratory cigars of the Houston Astros!

Club Tabby Makeover - 10am-9pm - Club Tabby will be offering makeovers, updos, and nails all for $29. They are also selling $6 TuTus in Red, Green, or White all day. Get ready to get festive!

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