Cinco de Mayo at the White House

President Obama hosted a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden, featuring a performance by the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano.

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The Ballet Folklorico Mexicano waits to perform during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama greets guests during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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The Ballet Folklorico Mexicano performs during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama walks to the podium during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama speaks during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama waves to guests during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2012.. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.com
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with guests during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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The Ballet Folklorico Mexicano performs during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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The Ballet Folklorico Mexicano performs during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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Guests mingle during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama walks to the podium during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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Dancers of the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano wait to perform during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France in 1862. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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Guests take pictures during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2012. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.com
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