A live mariachi band helps Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin celebrate #CincodeMayo and starts a countdown to the arrival of LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil to the city from June 19 to July 21, 2019. The arrival of LUZIA marks the first time in 9 years that the iconic Cirque du Soleil Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) tents will reside on Market St.
For most in Connecticut, Cinco de Mayo is the equivalent of St. Patrick’s Day in that it is an excuse to celebrate a culture by partaking in the food, drink, customs and the sounds of a nation (Mexico in this case).
Contrary to popular opinion, Cinco de Mayo (May 5) it is not Mexican Independence Day (which is on Sept 16) but is the anniversary of the Mexican Army victory at the Battle of Puebla, where General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the French Army.
LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s touring show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture, getting its name from combining two Spanish words, LUZ (light) and LLUVIA (rain), two elements foundational to the show’s creative direction.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: