Cinco De Mayo
The Battle of Puebla - Cinco de Mayo!
The 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo marks the victory of the Mexicans over the French in the battle of Puebla. Though it is just a date (literal translation: 5 of May) it means so much more than just the date. Cinco de Mayo is a very celebrated holiday in Mexico and also in the United States. With the influx of so many Mexicans, the US can't help but also adopt the holiday. The Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo like they do every other holiday â€" with a party! Lots of parties! Cinco de Mayo is a chance for friends and family to get together over a huge Mexican spread of foods and drinks. Cinco de Mayo foods include all the traditional items: enchiladas, build your own tacos, beans, rice, chiles, and salsas of all kinds. On the buffet will also be sopes, gorditas, and tortillas of all kinds. Guacamole is something you often find in all Mexican celebrations. There are also margaritas, caballitos (small shots of tequila served chilled and sipped on, not downed) and aguas de sabor (flavored water.) You can find many Cindo de Mayo food recipes right here on Mexico Adventure, so feel free to look around the site! You can make Cinco de Mayo celebrations your own by looking up recipes, getting decorations, and basically just inviting all your friends and family over! Cinco de Mayo will be a holiday celebrated more and more in the USA over the next few years. Join in on the fun!