Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.
History of Cinco de Mayo: Battle of Puebla
In 1861 the liberal Mexican Benito Juárez (1806-1872) became president of a country in financial ruin, and he was forced to default on his debts to European governments. In response, France, Britain and Spain sent naval forces to Veracruz to demand reimbursement. Britain and Spain negotiated with Mexico and withdrew, but France, ruled by Napoleon III (1808-1873), decided to use the opportunity to carve a dependent empire out of Mexican territory. Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landing a large French force and driving President Juárez and his government into retreat.
Mexicans love food, especially their own. Visit Mexico and you will soon get a sense of how important food is in their lives: ask where to find, say, the best carnitas (braised pork) in Mexico City, or the best mole (a type of chilli sauce) in Oaxaca, and you’re up for a passionate, lengthy and well-informed debate. (However, if you ask who the best cook they know is, they all will be in agreement: mi madre – ‘my mother’.)
What’s on the menu?
Mexican cuisine has little to do with what’s served in Mexican restaurants outside the country. For many visitors their first experience with real Mexican food is a surprise – there are no big hats, no flavoured margaritas or cheese nachos on the menu. Authentic Mexican food is fresh, simple and, frequently, locally grown – and most likely, somebody’s mother will be running the kitchen.
Mexican menus vary by region, but in most cases you can find food made with a few staples: corn, an array of dry and fresh chillies, and beans.
Contrary to popular belief, not all food in Mexico is spicy, at
Mexican Independence Day
The importance of Independence Day for Mexicans cannot be underestimated. It is the most widely celebrated festival in Mexico every year. If your Mexico vacation coincides with this festival it will be very hard to miss it!
Mexican Independence was attained in 1821 on September 27th but it is celebrated on the 15th and 16th of September to commemorate the Grito de Dolores. In the early hours of the morning on September 16th 1810 a priest named Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the church bell in the small town of Dolores and urged the townspeople to rise up against the Spanish crown. Mexicans celebrate the anniversary of the grito as the spark which ignited the future action and heroes of the Mexican War of Independence.
In Mexico City on the night of the 15th of September the President comes out onto the balcony of the Palacio Nacional, rings Hidalgo’s bell and cries down to the gathered crowds below who respond with various gritos such as: Viva Mexico! Viva Hidalgo! Viva nuestra independencia! Fireworks and cheering follow. On the 16th festivities continue with parades and various events.
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(Maidenhead, UK)—According to Destination Canada’s Tourism Snapshot reports, international tourism to Canada has risen in recent years. In fact, January 2015 saw a 2.7 percent increase in international overnight visits. There is no doubt that people all over the world are recognizing Canada as a premier tourist destination, and its popularity is likely to rise in subsequent years.
It is with these statistics in mind that Holidays 2 Canada, a premier web-based direct-sell tour operator, is announcing the release of their early bird specials for 2016. The company’s experienced Canada travel professionals stand ready to assist customers in finding out how they can save up to £200 per person for departures up to 21st June 2016.
Mike Carter, a representative of Holidays 2 Canada, stated “Our travel specialists have over 40 years of experience arranging quality holidays to the best destinations in Canada and around the world. We offer the widest selection of suggested itineraries, and our professionals can help travelers tailor any of them to their individual requirements. Most of Holidays 2 Canada’s packages are unique to us and are based on our unrivaled knowledge of this beautiful country. The best part about it is that we routinely do
Do you want to study abroad? Quite a few students discover this is a dream they’d like to accomplish, however are not sure how to go about doing this. When you take the time to find study opportunities in china, nevertheless, you could find that accomplishing this is far more affordable than you truly envisioned. Students who decide to study in asia – china find their work opportunities increase plus they proceed even farther in their chosen field, thanks to their unique knowledge inside this country. Asia carries on to surge in importance, thanks to its political weight as well as its economies and individuals need to bear this in mind. In reality, China has now surpassed America as the primary economic system and this also factors into a person’s career advancement. Individuals who choose to take advantage of this educational opportunity appreciate the practical experience as they see first hand the vibrant cities, the tropical environment, together with the pleasant individuals within this area of the planet. Living fees continue to be acceptable and the university tuition fees tend to be cheaper than many anticipate. One ought to never base the decision on fee alone either, since the
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(Raleigh, NC November 2, 2015) Jet Set Tourism, a leading luxury travel network Virtuoso® member, announces the expansion of the company, by becoming the newest Virtuoso® Branch in Raleigh, NC. Jet Set Tourism is the sister company to Jet Set Viagens of Brazil, a premier luxury travel agency veteran and the official destination manager for Cannes, France.
Demand for professional travel planning has shown a sharp increase, even with the vast online travel options available, especially when it comes to luxury, adventure, and customized trips. Jet Set Tourism meets that demand.
Jet Set Tourism is actively developing a website that connects travel agents to luxury travelers. Participating travel agents can feature special offers on www.bookjetset.com or, for a turnkey option, they can opt to create a white label experience of their own. With some of the highest commissions in the industry, travel agents are lining up to be approved as a JST Luxury Liaison.
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Do you really dream about cruising the Caribbean, but recognize it is a thing you’ll never carry out by yourself? For many who wish to holiday the azure water in this region of the globe, bvi yacht charters is ready to help. The business has a number of boats made for individuals who would like to discover the thrill of operating a boat without worrying about the cost of buying one. From catamarans to monohulls, everyone can expect to have an adventure on this unforgettable water and also the journey that one will never forget. For people who really don’t feel comfortable being in control of running the watercraft, bvi charters crewed is the ideal option.
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