Bridgeton draws big crowds for Cinco de Mayo Fest. - NBC40.net

Bridgeton draws big crowds for Cinco de Mayo Fest.

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BRIDGETON - The Cinco de Mayo celebrations began a day early in Bridgeton.

Residents came out for the historic event that is growing in numbers annually.

This year is Bridgeton's 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival and is expected to draw thousands of locals.

Cinco de Mayo or the 5th of May, celebrates the Mexican's army victory over the French in 1862.

The battle was an important step in Mexico's independence.

The day is usually celebrated with food, entertainment, and drinks.

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