A group of Aztec dancers dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Mexican/Aztec culture performs during the 2012 Cinco de Mayo celebration in Willmar. Other attractions for the family friendly event included a jalapeno eating contest, the Willmar Idol singing contest and folkloric dancers. Unfortunately, there is no organized celebration in Willmar this year; however, several local establishments are hosting Cinco de Mayo events. Tribune file photo by Ron Adams
Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican culture, traditions
If Cinco de Mayo conjures images of mariachi, tamales and sombreros, you're not alone. In the United States, the Mexican holiday has become as much of a celebration as Mardi Gras or St.
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