Cinco de MayoPosted on 04/28/2021
How familiar are you with Cinco de Mayo?
If there’s anything we love just as much as jet-setting around the world on incredible adventures, it’s having the time of our lives at a great party. Combine the two and you know you’re always in for an epic travel experience!
From the 4th of July and Chinese New Year to St. Paddy’s Day and Oktoberfest, exploring the world through the holidays and celebrations of different countries shows just how much we all have in common. And because no one throws a party – or in this case a fiesta – quite like Mexico, we can’t wait to join in the Cinco de Mayo fun and head back to the country’s sundrenched beaches and year-round warm weather.
Chances are you’re familiar with Cinco de Mayo, but how well do you really know it? While countries like the U.S. celebrate Cinco de Mayo as if it was its very own, the festivities surrounding the holiday in Mexico are a bit tamer. As the name suggests, the festivities occur every May 5th, though it’s not to commemorate Mexico’s Independence Day as many believe. The date actually refers to when the Mexican army declared victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. Incredibly, an army of just 2,000 mostly indigenous Mexicans beat back more than 6,000 French soldiers!
Did you know that in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of the blending of Mexican-American culture? So much so that on the day of festivities 81 million pounds of avocados are consumed and $2.9 billion is spent on margaritas each year!
Never ones to turn down a party, we especially look forward to Cinco de Mayo every year. So, it’s only appropriate for us to honor this vibrant, fun-filled day with some of our favorite getaways to Mexico. If you’re ready to relax and let loose, now or in the near future, then contact us to learn about all the incredible vacations to Mexico we have waiting for you.
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