Celebrations across Mexico
Puebla itself marks this event’s anniversary with re-enactments of the battle, a parade of mariachi music, costume, elaborate floats and dancing, and other celebratory elements such as street tacos, fireworks and piñatas. This is a city that’s become known across the world for its colonial architecture, UNESCO World Heritage status and remarkably rich cuisine. It’s said that the city’s most famous dish mole poblano was first made in the Santa Rosa convent of Puebla in the late seventeenth century. While Puebla is known to host Mexico’s largest celebration, other parts of the country also mark the occasion, including Mexico City where a Cinco de Mayo parade unfolds with re-enactments, food and drink.