It’s been 150 years since the US helped the Mexican army defeat the French troops near Mexico City. Over the years the significance of Cinco de Mayo has shifted from the celebration of that battle to a celebration of traditions and the Mexican heritage.
It’s a way of demonstrating cultural traditions and passing them down from generation to generation. It’s also another fun—even if not official—holiday for adults!
This weekend in the Dallas area there are at least 11 separate festivals and parades going on with live music, dancers along with traditional food & performances. It’s going to be hard to pick one!
What’s going on in your area? Are you going to one of the celebrations?