Fiesta Time! Cinco de Mayo on 5 May

Events & Festivals
// 18 February 2016

Fiesta Time! Celebrating Mexico’s Victory over France

It is a common misconception that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on the Mexico Independence Day. Instead, the date 5 May, 1862 marks the defeat of French army while marching from Veracruz to Mexico City. This year Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Puebla with a full-blown military parade and thousands of food stands selling tasty culinary treats including Poblano favourites.

Spend some time watching the parade live; it’s a sight to see! The celebration will go on for nearly 20 days which will include cultural arts with concerts, dance exhibitions and theatrical performances. Furthermore, a walk through the historical center of the city will lead you past art and handicrafts displays, Talavera shops and regional candies worth a try.

It is not finished yet; you have more to see! After the parade you can visit the Cinco de Mayo forts for the Puebla State Fair, which runs around this time of year. Enjoy the arcade games, carnival food, live entertainment and rides, and plenty of other things when you come to Mexico.

Don’t forget to bring your camera along; the festivities and buildings are so colourful that you can’t stop yourself from seizing the moment with you forever. While you are in Puebla, check out the historical sights focused in the city’s centre and the Talavera ceramics (only reason why the city is called the City of Tiles).

Plan your trip to Mexico before 5 May, 2016! Take the help of one of our travel agents at Voyages Booth; we assure you that you will love our services.

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