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4 Mexican Festivals for Your Bucket List

Four fun festivals worth visiting Mexico (and dressing up) for.

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Cinco de Mayo

Many Americans mistake this day as Mexico’s Independence Day, but it’s actually commemorative of the Mexican army’s triumph over the French on May 5, 1862, in the town of Puebla, Mexico. Every year on the fifth of May, people flock to Puebla for food, music and tequila, outfitted in crazy costumes that range from traditional flamenco-style Mexican dresses to simple eyelet and embroidered dresses.

4 Mexican Festivals for Your Bucket List

You’re also likely to see a few Mexican and French “soldiers” walking around. But don’t expect another battle, as they are likely participating in a reenactment of Mexico’s victory. Interestingly enough, the Mexican celebration of Cinco de Mayo is mostly just within Puebla, but Americans celebrate all across the United States.

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Reader Discussion: 73 Comments

  1. Pepa Washington

    The easiest way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is through food, with some of the best-known dishes of Mexico. Things like guacamole, salsa, and tortillas – it all makes for a tasty holiday! Just don’t forget that date.

  2. Carol Joyner

    Take my money and send me to Mexicooo! Let me live there for a year! Huhuhu

  3. Evelyn Harris

    Loving this post! Brings out my inner party animal! I want to see and experience all those 6,000 festivals and the Mexican culture.

  4. Kimberly Holder

    Arriba! Party in Mexico is the best! Everyone should experience our party here maybe once in their lives! Best experience you’ll ever get!

  5. Frances Shapiro

    This is a great article. It shows how great Mexicans celebrate their festivals! And how much they love to party and celebrate! (Well, it’s obvious from their 6000 festivals every year! Hahaha)

  6. Jennifer varner

    I love this article! This is made for every party people around the world!

  7. Cries Moris

    Carnaval in Mexico looks so amazing! I want to experience the Mexican kind of party before I reach my 30’s.

  8. Mary Beyer

    I’ve always wanted to experience any party in Mexico being celebrated in the streets!

  9. Eloisa Clay

    Aside from those festivals, I also like to try Mexican foods though I’m not a fan of spicy foods. Drinking Tequilla that is legitly in Mexico is my goal!

  10. Katherine Donnelly

    It’s amazing how people get united on their independence day. It gives me chills knowing they all celebrate it together at their plaza.

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