The Best Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

There is never a wrong time to hold a celebration, and one of the more popular celebrations in the United States is Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for the fifth of May, is a celebration of freedom, democracy, and Mexican culture. The event stems from Mexican victory over the French during the American Civil War. Interestingly enough, the event is more popular in the U.S. than in Mexico. Regardless of where you are, however, we have the best ways to celebrate the occasion with friends, family, and the community.

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One of the traditional ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, which dates back to the 1860s, is by attending a local festival or parade. Cinco de Mayo festivals are a great way to absorb the delightful Mexican culture and music while seeing colorful floats and costumes. Some of the biggest celebrations take place in Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, and Phoenix, AZ. However, there are plenty of local parades and festivals that, while smaller in size, have just as much culture and fun.

At Home

Another way to celebrate that is common across college campuses is having a few (or many!) friends over and bonding over some margaritas and Mexican song and dance. Though many may not already know much about Mexican dancing, there are countless videos on Youtube. Trying new dances is a great way to have some fun, learn something new, and burn some calories at the same time. Just be sure to be safe and dance in a wide open space, especially if you have already been drinking!

Food and Drink

One final way to make sure you have a great Cinco de Mayo is to delve into the food and drink of the culture. Here at Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina, Cinco de Mayo is one of our favorite days of the year. Our authentic Mexican dishes are sure to put you in a celebratory mood. Also featured are a refreshing assortment of your favorite margaritas and tequilas. If you want to come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us this year, we have locations in Lunenburg, Groton, Woburn, and Lexington, MA.

How will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year? Let us know below in the comments!