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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Happy Cinco de Mayo! It's time to have a good time and show some Mexican pride in the D.C. metro area.

Remember before you head out to celebrate, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. In Mexico, it's all about the Mexican army's victory over the French army in 1862 and is actually not celebrated much.

In the U.S., well, it's about having a good time, drinking cerveza, margaritas and eating tacos. Here's a list of things you can do and places you can celebrate this time around:

-Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at the Kennedy-Warren Apartments

Enjoy some tasty fajitas, margaritas, and pinatas at the historical Kennedy Warren Apartments in the Warren Room. Click the link for more details http://bit.ly/1fGTb1l.

Date and Time: May 5, 2014, from 7 p.m-10 p.m.

Location: 3133 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20008

-O'Malley's Pub Dulles Cinco de Mayo

For more information about this event visit: http://on.wusa9.com/1iEymhs

Date and Time: May 5, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Location: 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202

-Cinco de Mayo PubCrawl Washington

Purchase tickets and find out more about this event here: http://on.wusa9.com/1fzwKuR

Date and Time: May 5, 2014, 5 p.m.

Location: Washington, D.C.

-Masa 14 Bar/Restaurant

Enjoy $5 margarita, $5 small plates and music. For more information go to: http://on.wusa9.com/1jjhJN2

Date and Time: May 5, 2014, 3 p.m.

Location: 1825 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

- H Street Country Club

The H Street Country Club will be offering $2 Dos Equis and Tecate beer. Enjoy cockfights and more Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Visit http://on.wusa9.com/1fzCS6m for more details on this event.

Date and Time: May 2 - May 5, 2014

Location: 1335 H Street NE,Washington, DC 20002

- Cafe Citron

Visit http://on.wusa9.com/1pQ5CMM to find out about Cinco de Mayo specials and giveaways

Date and Time: May 5, 2014

Location: 1343 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

- El Centro D.F.

Sip on $5 margaritas at El Centro's Cinco de Mayo party kicking off at 3 p.m. Plus enjoy a Mexican buffet and music all through the night. Go to http://on.wusa9.com/R4J4YD for details.

Date and Time: May 5, 2014, 3 p.m.

Location: 1819 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

-Cinco de Mayo Festival in D.C.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the National Cinco de Mayo Festival with live music, dance, art, food and games for the whole family. Explore the history and culture of Latin Americans while having a good time. The festival is hosted by the Maru Montero Dance Company and admission is free. Visit www.marumontero.com to find out more.

Date and Time: May 4, 2014, noon to 6 p.m. Rain or shine.

Location: National Mall between 8th and 12th St.

-Cinco de Mustache Countdown Fiesta

Grab your sombrero, your mustache and start your Cinco de Mayo celebration a little earlier on May 3. Enjoy $3 taco baskets, $4 Coronas, and $5 Tequila sunrises and margaritas. Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo fiesta at the Town Tavern. For more information visit: http://on.wusa9.com/R1cp6P

Date and Time: May 3, 2014, noon to --

Location: Town Tavern, 2323 18th Street NW, Adams Morgan

-Cinco de Mega-Crawl

Bar hop at some of Arlington's best for the Cinco de Mayo celebration, including Hunan One, Hard Times Cafe and more. Get more information and buy tickets by visiting: http://on.wusa9.com/1fzwKuR

Date and Time: May 3, 2014

Location: Arlington, Va.

And last but not least, don't miss out on D.C.'s funniest Cinco de Mayo celebration:

- Running of the Chihuahuas 2014

Watch these tiny dogs run, while enjoying drinks and food for an early Cinco de Mayo celebration. Find out how you can enter your dog by visiting: http://on.wusa9.com/PRXB9a

Date and Time: May 3, 2014, noon to 3 p.m.

Location: Southwest Waterfront between 6th and 7th streets

PHOTOS: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the DC Metro: http://on.wusa9.com/1o4LQsg

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