Cinco de Mayo is one of the best annual celebrations recognized worldwide. Every year on May 5, the celebration commemorates the victory of Mexico over France in the Battle of Puebla on the 5th of May, 1862. The victory was recognized throughout Puebla and is celebrated by many people for many years.
Where You can Go to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Like any other holiday, you can go to a lot of places to celebrate the holiday. If you’re looking for some ideas, here are some of the best places to go for Cinco de Mayo:
- Los Angeles
Los Angeles is one of the best known locations to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as it is known to host one of the largest celebrations there is. In L.A, there is a multi-day festival known as Fiesta Broadway, which is an annual event held downtown that highlights Mexican and Latin American Cultures. The festival is held along the stretch of Broadway and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to partake in the festivities.
Another thing that makes celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Fiesta Broadway unique here is that while Cinco de Mayo falls on May 5th, it is actually held on the last Sunday of April. Since 1995, this was to ensure that the festival goes through without any risk of violence and as a way to heighten security for attendees. You also won’t have to worry about paying as the entire event is free for everyone.
- New York City
Every year, the city commemorates Cinco de Mayo by holding a parade at Central Park West. The parade is complete with mariachi music, dancers, colorful floats, and a lot more festivities at every turn.
If you want to go all-out for Cinco de Mayo in New York, celebrate at any bar in NYC as they can offer you Cinco de Mayo-inspired cocktails to top up your day. Just make sure that you’re over 21 years old.
- San Francisco
If you’re looking for a more family-friendly location to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, San Francisco may be right up your alley. The festivities are usually held in Dolores Park and over 10,000 people visit for the celebration. You can expect a lot of food, arts and crafts, and an alcohol-free experience when you celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Francisco.
- Denver, Colorado
In Colorado, one of the most well-known Cinco de Mayo celebrations is the Cinco de Mayo Celebrate Culture festival. There are over 400,000 people that flock to the event to enjoy the festivities and a lot of music being played as well. A festival that’s perfect for the outdoors.
- Puebla, Mexico
Of course, the place where it all began is one of the best places to celebrate the holiday in. Not only are there a lot of festivities happening around, there is also a parade and a re-enactment of the battle of Puebla, especially the victory of Mexico against the French.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
No matter where you go, the spirit of Cinco de Mayo is all around for celebration. Plan out your vacation plans for the upcoming celebration and have a great time with a lot of music, color, and all-around fun.