CELEBRATION | 5 de Mayo in London

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.

Celebrate 5 de Mayo in London with some mexican food and party style, check below some of the links recommended today:

Mestizo EVENT

Direct from Mexico, Aster Paulen : 5 May, London

Picnic Mexicano-Celebrando el Dia del Niño

Lupita Mexican restaurant

CHIQUITO

Benito’s Hat

WAHACA

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Gourmet Burritos and Tacos

Cantina Laredo, Mexican Covent Garden

Cafe Pacifico / La Perla Bar

Tortilla Mexican Grill

More events today with live music and exhibitions visit: www.latinosinlondon.com/radio or www.latinosinlondon.com

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