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"Cinco de Mayo" Celebration, La Tasca-Spanish Tapas Bar, Rockville, MD
Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
cordially invite you to their annual
Enjoy the company of good people having a good time while doing business.
When: Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Time: 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Where: La Tasca - Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant, 141 Gibbs Street, Suite 305, Rockville, MD 20850.
Admission: It includes one (1) free drink and appetizers and the opportunity to win lunch for two at La Tasca. Members: $12.00; Non-Members: $15.00. Pre-registration required. All beers, cocktails, special drinks and selected appetizers at $3. Bar appetizers courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Info: For more information about this event contac MAHCC Vice President Jorge E. Arce at 301-642-2409 or Jorge Ribas at 301-404-1946 (firstname.lastname@example.org). For a list of upcoming events, please visit our Calendar of Events.
Event sponsorship: For more information contact Jorge Ribas at 301-404-1946 (email@example.com).
The Story of "Cinco de Mayo": For all practical purposes, "Cinco de Mayo" (Spanish for fifth of May) in the United States is a national day that celebrates the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry, much as St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest, and the Chinese New Year are used to celebrate those of Irish, German, and Chinese ancestry respectively. "Cinco de Mayo" commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla. "Cinco de Mayo" has limited significance and celebration nationwide in Mexico, but the date has gained over the years increasing popularity across most ethnic and racial groups in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. (read more)
The Story of Tapas: Tapa means "lid" or "cover" in Spanish. The origins of the modern-day tapas are not truly known, but here is one explanation that we like: At day's end, farmers and laborers would often go to the local "Tascas" (Spanish pubs serving those tantalizing appetizers known today as tapas) for a well-earned drink, on top of which they would find a slice of bread to protect it. Little by little the inkeeper would place things on top of the bread, such as cured meats and sausages as an accompanying snack. This edible "lid" was the start of the tapas we know today.
Membership Info: For information about membership in the Chamber, please 240-686-0055.
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Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MAHCC)
The MAHCC is a multi-state business organization serving the Mid-Atlantic Region. It advocates for economic, workforce and community development, and it champions our Nation's capital and the Mid-Atlantic region as premier international destinations and sought-after locations to visit, start a business, live, work and play. Since its inception in 2002, it has earned a sterling reputation for being one of the most dynamic chambers of commerce and it has become one of the leading voices for small. women, veteran and minority-owned businesses in the region. The Delaware Division has two county Chapters (Kent and Essex) and is planning to add in 2013 two more chapters in New Castle County and in the City of Wilmington.