Cinco de Mayo


What is “Cinco de Mayo”?

Cinco de Mayo is a tradition full of rich history and Mexican pride. This day is always confused with Mexican independence day; these two are entirely different events. Cinco de Mayo is a yearly celebration on May 5th, celebrating the honor of a military victory back in 1862. It is also known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla.

In a town named Puebla in Mexico, there are large parades full of Mexican pride. These big parades contain traditional Flokorico dancers wearing big colorful dresses called Jalisco dresses. Mexican folk music is known as Mariachi, and vendors sell Mexican food and accessories for people to wear during the celebration. Sometimes people even reenact the battle of Puebla.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!