Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “Fifth of May” is a celebration held annually on 5th May to honour Mexican culture. The origin goes back to the 1800s, and is linked to the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on 5th May 1862.
Today, in the United States, and all over the Caribbean, Cinco de Mayo has taken on significance beyond that in Mexico. The date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican culture. It is not uncommon to find local bars, restaurants and clubs taking advantage of the holiday. You can find drinks and food specials and fiesta themed parties at not only Mexican restaurants, but also some local food and drink venues.
Due to its rich culture, Caribbean natives can appreciate the annual celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Whether it’s paying homage by sipping a Margarita at a local Mexican venue or dressing up in full Mexican wardrobe, it’s safe to say everyone looks forward to this vibrant and energetic celebration.
This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday, so there is no excuse to skip out on happy hour with friends and family in honour of this cultural tradition.