I would bet pesos you have no idea why this Mexican holiday is celebrated unless it’s an excuse to drink and eat.
Mexico history lesson 101
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861 France sent a massive army to invade Mexico and they mostly won until reaching Puebla where against all odds the Mexicans won a short-lived victory.
Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day; that’s September 16.
Now days Cinco de Mayo is more about celebrating with music (mariachi), drinking beer and margaritas and eating Mexican food. Some people dub it the “Mexican St. Patrick’s Day.”
Don’t forget the guacamole! Here’s two tips so your guac doesn’t turn into unappetizing shades of green/brown.
Blanco Tacos + Tequila is celebrating with not one, not two, but eight hours of their traditional Happy Hour.
At Reforma, you can party all day and all night with live music, $5 house margaritas, half price tequila and $3 street tacos.
Any and every place will have some Cinco de Mayo action happenings. Pace yourself.
Eat, drink, and be merry but remember law enforcement will be out in force with checkpoints throughout the city.