Traditions of Cinco de Mayo
In Mexico Cinco de Mayo is a
national holiday. It is especially celebrated in the state of Puebla and
in Mexico City. It is seen as a holiday where they can honor their
It is typically celebrated with activities such
as parades and fiestas. In the Zocalo, or town square, people of all
ages enjoy the music of a mariachi band and dancing. Food is also plays
a large role in the celebration. Mole, a dish which has a thick spicy
sauce over chicken or turkey, is traditionally served.
Some neighborhoods host their own "Battle of Puebla" and have a reenactment of the battle. Many use gunpowder to make it as realisitic as possible.