It is not unusual that Mexico is associated with colours, and Cinco de Mayo provides for the apt situation that it is linked to flavours as well. The festive parade takes place at Pueblo, the food capital of Mexico and it is the perfect blend of gastronomy and visuals that are reason enough to witness the spectacle.
Cinco de Mayo is basically the celebration of victory for the Mexican militia who defeated well trained and armed French soldiers in the Battle of Puebla on the 5th of May, 1862. This particular day is declared a state holiday to honour the triumph, which apparently, shall not be confused with the Independence Day of Mexico.
The celebration of this event upholds a lot of inspirational causes, like success doesn’t depend on number or size, as a handful of courageous Mexican men defeated a huge army. It is the spirit that matters and what better place to honour a spirited life than hearty Mexico. Though this day is respectable for the entire nation, no other place in Mexico can match the celebrations in Pueblo.
The parade is a sight that enters through your eyes and leaves an impression in your mind. It starts late in the morning and immediately spreads it flavour in the winds. It is a military parade which is a fiesta in itself and presents a colourful display of a gathering that includes charros, students and of course, military personnel.
The best way to watch any parade is grabbing a view live from the side stands. However, if thousands of stalls with scrumptious festive evoke the foodie in you, then occupying a side table under the shade and watching a live telecast of the parade is an equally good idea.
In addition to the parade venue, one can take a lazy stroll around the city that is drenched in the hues of merriment. The flavours of the land in form of earthenware stores, theatre and dance performances. At the same time, you can also visit the Puebla State Fair and take your carnival celebrations to the next level.
So, get ready to soak in the revelry that encourages courage, brings you closer to traditions and gives you a historical account of a colonial town at the same time.