Cinco De Mayo is traditionally a Mexican holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Pueblo in 1862. Cinco De Mayo is often mistaken to be Mexican independence day, but it is an entirely different holiday as Mexican independence was declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla which is what is celebrated on Cinco De Mayo.
Although the holiday is relatively small in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco De Mayo has become a celebration that incorporates Mexican culture, heritage, and tradition. Additionally, the holiday celebrated in America often involves eating a lot of Mexican food such as tacos and drinking Mexican alcohol such as tequila or Mexican beer. The holiday is celebrated around the country with parades, parties, mariachi music, and festivals to celebrate the culture. It’s a perfect time for people of all cultures to come together and celebrate all that the Mexican culture has to offer.
The Best Cinco de Mayo Party in Vegas
This year, Cinco De Mayo 2018 is on a Saturday which makes it the perfect opportunity to go all out and celebrate the holiday in downtown Las Vegas. There will be plenty of events and drink specials to keep you entertained in downtown Las Vegas including a party under the dome that The Plaza Hotel & Casino is taking part in. The party under the dome will have Lucha Libre Wrestling, a Mariachi Band playing live music, Folklórico Dancers, a Live DJ, Authentic Food & Drinks Specials, and Downtown’s Largest Piñata for you to take a swing at! This is sure to be the best party in Las Vegas with the most music, culture, and refreshments to offer. Get in the spirit of Cinco De Mayo and join us at The Plaza Hotel & Casino for the party and a couple shots of tequila. Olé!
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