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Cinco De Mayo

I know that Cinco de Mayo is a holiday much more celebrated in the US than Mexico, but I'm wondering if there are any celebrations in Playa?


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1. Re: Cinco De Mayo

Believe it or not, they really don't do anything special. Just another day, business as usual. We had the same hope one year. But were quite surprised the hotel didn't even do anything special.

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If you want to celebrate the Battle of Puebla, you'll either need to go to Puebla or find a bunch of Americans. It's not that it's "more" celebrated in the US, it's that it's celebrated in Mexico with about the same fervor as San Jacinto Day (a Texas holiday) here in New Hampshire. That includes that most Mexicans don't even know it's a thing.

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Yes, spread the word: Cinco de Mayo is more of a US than a Mexican celebration.

"It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War,[8][9] and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.[10]"


Edited: 27 March 2013, 15:01
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We departed Mexico last year on 5/5, we were curious to see if anything was being set up at our resort (Valentin Imperial Maya) and were told no. We had been to the same resort twice in the past on July 4th and they went all out for that...we chuckled a little bit at that but it makes sense.

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