4 Mexican Festivals for Your Bucket List
Four fun festivals worth visiting Mexico (and dressing up) for.
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.
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.