Cinco de Mayo is a popular time to show appreciation for Mexican heritage and culture, but it is really about more than that. The fifth of May is not Mexico’s Independence Day, as many believe. It is actually the day that commemorates the Battle of Puebla, the capstone victory of Mexico over France in 1862.
About Cinco de Mayo
The history of Cinco de Mayo establishes Puebla as an ideal location for your trip to Mexico to participate in Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Approximately one million visitors will visit Puebla for the 20-day festival, which is held in the city to remember the unlikely triumph over Napoleon’s French forces. Concerts, bull fighting, and a plethora of food and drink welcome all who would like to join the party. The Casareyna Hotel in Puebla is a fantastic place to make yourself comfortable during your stay.
As the country’s capital, Mexico City also hosts celebrations in memory of the events of May 5, 1862. An annual battle reenactment and parade can be followed up by tempting drink specials at most local pubs. The St. Regis Mexico City is centrally located to enjoy the city and provides five-star services, welcoming you to your room with champagne and butler service.
Things to do
Many Americans are surprised to learn that Cinco de Mayo tends to be more widely celebrated in the United States than in Mexico, where September 16th is the big national holiday. However, traveling to Puebla or Mexico City will allow you to celebrate Mexican heritage surrounded by authentic culture. With activities appropriate for families or couples, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that everyone can enjoy with dancing, plenty of food, amazing drinks, and some interesting history.
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