Cinco de Mayo has turned into a party-fueled atmosphere in the United States.
While U.S. festivities tend to celebrate Mexican culture, May 5 actually celebrates Mexico's defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Purely for the record, Mexico's independence is celebrated in September.
Still, if you're looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Phoenix, here are five festivals to check out.
We also asked Yelp for their help to find five Mexican treats people should try on Cinco de Mayo. Scroll down to see their list (in no particular order).
PALETAS FROM PALETAS BETTY
Paletas are handmade Mexican pops made from fruit and cream. Paletas Betty has two Valley locations in downtown Chandler and downtown Tempe. They have more than 30 different pop flavors which change daily.
CONCHAS FROM LA PURISIMA BAKERY
Conchas, also known as Mexican sweet bread, is a sweet pastry. La Purisima is located in Historic downtown Glendale at 4533 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale Arizona 85301.
CINNAMON SOPAPILLAS FROM SE SENOR RESTAURANT
It's hard not to love fried dough. The cinnamon and sugar-covered bites are also drizzled with honey. Si Senor Restaurant is located at 600 N. Alma School Road in Chandler.
TRES LECHES CAKE FROM SWEET DESSERT CAFE
Tres Leches Cake, translated in Spanish to mean "three milks cake," is a sponge cake. The three milk products are mixed and poured over the cake after it is baked. Sweet Dessert Cafe is at 715 W. Baseline Road in Tempe.
AGUAS FRESCAS NATURALES FROM LOS REYES DE LA TORTA
Aguas Frescas is a light and refreshing drink made from ice water, sugar and fruit. Los Reyes De La Torta offers 12 options, including pineapple, strawberry, cantaloupe, watermelon, mango, lime and orange. The eatery is at 1528 E. Southern Avenue in Tempe.