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How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is known as a holiday honoring the Mexican army and its victory over France at the battle of Puebla in 1862. As a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, this occasion is celebrated in many different ways, including colorful outfits, traditional dishes, and Mexican folk dancing. There are several facts you should know before celebrating this meaningful holiday.

DRESS UP! When deciding what to wear for this festive day, bright colors are the most important part of your outfit. The colors of the Mexican flag, green, white and red should be proudly worn. The well-known sombrero can always be incorporated into your outfit as a finishing touch. Within Mexico, inhabitants dress according to their state’s traditional clothing representing different historical backgrounds.

EAT TRADITIONAL MEXICAN DISHES! During Cinco de Mayo, many traditional dishes are prepared to celebrate this eventful day. One of the most famous dishes is Pozole, a combination of a soup and a stew containing pork, garlic and dried corn. Besides Pozole, all other traditional Mexican dishes are also enjoyed throughout the country on the fifth of May. These options include Tamales, Chiles en Nogada, and Tacos. For beverages, the acclaimed Tequila or Mezcal are the perfect pairing with your meal. Experience the flavors Mexico has to offer to make the most out of your Cinco de Mayo.

VISIT FAIRMONT! There is no better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than to have a luxury experience at the newly renovated Fairmont Mayakoba, an AAA-5 Diamond resort in Riviera Maya.

At Fairmont Mayakoba we value Mexican traditions and to honor Cinco de Mayo, this day will be dedicated to the celebration by hosting several activities on our property. Enjoy a delicious Mexican buffet, listen to live music from Trio de Boleros, or drink a refreshing Margarita at La Cantina. Book your stay now and be entertained by all the festive events we have in store for you!

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