Twitter conversations surrounding Cinco de Mayo ran the full gamut, from fun runs to themed parties to reminders about the holiday's cultural relevance. The collection below is just a small biopsy of the conversational stream.

What's Cinco de Mayo really about?: The Mexican holiday's link to slavery, Black civil rights.

— BlackVoices (@blackvoices) May 2, 2012

Cinco De Mayo Aka. Cinco De Drunko

— iℒℴѵℯ LaReina(@iLoveLaReina) May 2, 2012

just realized cinco de mayo is saturday.... i love celebrating that day! #mexi #tequila

— Rachel Vogel (@RacheyBachey) May 2, 2012

Are you ready to celebrate Cinco De Mayo??We still have party goods, serapes, and sombreros left.

— Halloween Club (@HalloweenClub) May 2, 2012

Organizers call it "the coolest Spring race in town." Maybe. The Cinco de Mayo run IS a lot of fun

— KPNW Health Ed(@HealthyLivingNW) May 2, 2012

Good things come to tweeps who find their beach this Cinco de Mayo. #CincoCorona

— Corona (@Corona) May 3, 2012

20 recipes from @coastalliving that bring the flavor of Mexico right to your Cinco de Mayo celebration:

— LaylaGrayce (@LaylaGrayce) May 3, 2012

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Red Raider Softball - Saturday at 1pm at Rocky Johnson Field -> Check out this

— Texas Tech Athletics (@TechAthletics) May 3, 2012

PHOTO:VP at Cinco de Mayo breakfast w/ Mexican Ambassador to US Arturo Sarukhan, @Interior Sec. Salazar & Cecilia Munoz"¦

— Office of VP Biden (@VP) May 3, 2012

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