How Is Cinco de Mayo Celebrated in Mexico?

Posted April 23, 2018 by & filed under Cinco de Mayo, Festivals / Events, Puebla.

When you think of Cinco de Mayo, what comes to mind? Incredible food? Margaritas? Beer? Vibrant costumes? Music and dancing? Although all of the above symbolize this historic celebration (particularly in the United States), there’s a lot more to be discovered — especially once you cross the border. What Is Cinco de Mayo? You may have… Read more »

Origins and History of Cinco de Mayo

Posted May 5, 2012 by & filed under Cinco de Mayo.

Since today is Cinco de Mayo, we thought we’d let you know more about the holiday from About.com. In 1862 Mexico was facing a severe economic crisis and President Benito Juarez decided to temporarily stop payment on external debt in order to deal with the internal financial situation. The countries Mexico was in debt to,… Read more »

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrity Chefs Make Mole Poblano

Posted May 4, 2012 by & filed under Cinco de Mayo, Festivals / Events, Food, Holidays, Mexico, Puebla.

By Julie Schwietert Collazo | Published May 03, 2012 | Fox News Latino On Saturday is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, popularly referred to and celebrated in the US as “Cinco de Mayo.” But events comprising the month-long celebration of the battle have been underway in Puebla, Mexico since early April, with… Read more »

Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

Posted May 2, 2011 by & filed under Cinco de Mayo, Festivals / Events, Mexico.

“Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla, Mexico, between the Mexican Army and a veteran French Army,” said David Flores, vice president of the parade and program booklet chairman for the event sponsored by the Mexican Mutual Society. “The outnumbered Mexican Army defeated the heavily-armed and powerful French… Read more »