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.
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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’.)
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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.
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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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Finding The Right Transport in Australia No one could ever deny the fact that several people nowadays have been liking the idea of going to so many places. Since more and more people are found of traveling, they get the chance to have a fulfilling sensation within themselves that could help them with their needs. If you are someone who needs to go to different places, you will have to make sure that you have right means to go to places you would want to go. It is normal for you to go to a certain destination with your friends around. The nice thing about having a group of people to travel with you is that you can always get a bus hire to cater to all your needs. There are certain benefits people can get when they choose to look for a mini bus to take them to places they would want to go. When you have a mini bus, you have a bigger space to occupy as you travel. When a mini bus is hired by an individual, he is giving himself the opportunity to experience a different level of satisfaction and comfort as they
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(Ft. Lauderdale, FL)—Carefree Yacht Charters has recently announced that they are now booking summer vacations for those who are considering BVI crewed yacht charters at the end of this current 2015/2016 season. The Carefree staff stands ready to offer their expertise and advice on the best crewed yachts as well as assisting with all phases of the vacation booking process. Those who would like to inquire about summer bookings are encouraged to give their staff a call or fill out and submit the contact form on their website.
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Are You Ready for a Luxury Cruise? Luxury cruises are not just for the wealthy people, but they are for those who enjoy travelling and meeting people who are like-minded. These are the types of people who do not really mind the cost as long as they can spend a holiday in 5 star luxury accommodations, where they will be pampered and served. Every one on board a luxury cruise ship gets the best and high level of personal service. Their staff are well trained to meet your every need from the moment you step onboard. You can describe the ambiance inside the luxury cruise ship as something sophisticated and friendly with every guests enjoying the company of the other while partaking of the international cuisines or merely sipping their wine. The cuisine in these luxury cruise ships are cut above those provided on commercial lines. The staff serving the food are courteous and makes your mealtime a pleasing experience. If you are not the socializing type of person, then you can still enjoy the cuisine in your stateroom. Luxury cruises do not have many forms of entertainment but they have a few, reserved
Finding The Right Camping Cookware Over the years, more and more people have been interested with the idea of going to different places. People get the chance to relieve the stress that they are currently feeling as they indulge themselves to various activities. If you want to make sure that you get to enjoy the break that you have, camping can be a part of your plan. Since you are someone who likes the idea of traveling, you would think that it would be better if you go to a far place to camp. Since you are willing to push your plan of camping in a far location, it is better if you equip yourselves with the right information. Organizing a camping activity for you and your family would mean that you have to get the things you will need for your break. Doing a camping adventure in a far place is better when you have the right tools to help you with what you need. Since camping is a very tiring yet fun activity, you have to make sure that you use a camping cookware to make good food. To make your camping trip
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Handy Tips for Getting Cheap, Last-minute Holiday Deals Going on a holiday is one thing plenty of families yearn to do once a year, not only to take a break from the cold climate but also from the rigors of work and school. For those in search of affordable, eleventh-hour travel deals, below are few pointers for enjoying exceptional holiday experiences for the most reasonable price: First things first, be flexible when it comes to your travel dates. IF you do so, you would have plenty more options and also lots more freedom in creating your travel plans. It is also surely worth considering picking an off-season time for lower prices, although this is clearly an issue for those who will travel with school age kids. Regardless if you are constrained by school holiday periods, you will still more likely get attractive, last -ditch deals by being more open in your preferred travel dates.
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Being versatile also means checking on which days of the week are the cheapest to travel on. According to experts, Tuesday is the best because of the lack of business airline passengers, so explore offers which
Days Out in Dorset: What is the Best Place to Choose When Going to Dorset? When it comes to places that people would like to visit to have a break, chances are that they will be more inclined to choosing places like sea, woods, streams, meadows, coastline and the like. Should you have decided to spend your days out in Dorset, then there will be a number of wonderful places that you could choose because there will be a number of beaches and coastlines that you could include in your list. For those who choose to spend their days out in beaches, then you should be able to enjoy your stay building sandcastles and dams while playing with kids. But for those who want to enjoy their stay in Dorset, specifically, in places where nature is close at hand, then there will be a number of nature reserves or iron age places that one could choose from. There is the Maiden Castle in Hambledon Hill that you could choose where you could imagine how the ancient Britain fight will all their glory. However, if you are opting to visit places where springs and rivers are abundant, then
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(San Carlos, CA)— The Cruise Marketplace, leading cruise travel agency, has recently introduced their travel specials for those looking to book vacation cruises. These cruise specials are exclusive to The Cruise Marketplace and are available only to customers who book within the specified time frame. Those who would like to take advantage of these limited-time special offers listed at are invited to give The Cruise Marketplace a call and speak with one of their travel professionals.
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Orlando Area Vacation Rental Houses – How to Make Sure You Pick a Worthwhile One Choosing to stay on a rental house during a vacation, is usually a great idea. It is usually the better course of action, especially if you go with many people on your vacation, and that’s because of the better affordability and comfort that you’ll get to enjoy. Now if you think that you are going to need a bit of help when choosing a great Orlando area vacation rental house, then here are a few tips that will be able to aide you. Before deciding to rent any of these houses, it is very important for you to take into consideration its location and how accessible it is. During your vacation, you definitely have several areas that you want to visit, and it would be a huge benefit if the house you stay in, provides easy access to those areas. For one, you will be able to save more money with transportation, and more importantly, have more time to actually spend on enjoying your vacation. The next important factor that you must think about, before you decide to rent any
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Beginner’s Golfing Club: What Are The Factors That Men And Women Should Consider In Looking for One? Whether you are a man, a woman or in-between, it is possible for you to play golf.Playing golf is not a hard thing to do even though you are still a beginner on the sport. An easier way for you to enjoy and learn the game as quick and as easy as possible, you need to golf club. As you continue reading this article, you will be presented with tips that can help you, whether you are a man or woman, choose for the best golf club if ever you find it hard to choose one. One of the important factors that you should take into consideration is the location of the golfing club. If you consider this, then you will benefit mostly from it. Would it be best for you if the golf club of your choice is located in an area near your home or workplace? In order for you to assure yourself that you won’t feel disappointed and won’t regret you decision of joining a golf club, it is best if that club is situated on a
How to Spend Less On Vacations Everyone should take a vacation to their dream destination for a vacation as a reward of their hard work. Taking the well-deserved vacation is not easy due the existing high standards of living. When approached without care, there is a possibility of someone not enjoying their vacation due to cost implication. How does one avoid being a victim of global economy meltdown and enjoy their vacation? Browse Social Media Profile of Travel Agencies In this digital age, all companies that value their relationships with their clients have social pages for directly relating with their clients. Through visiting these pages, one is able to get details such as the latest travel deals that make traveling cheaper. Apart from that, one is be able to make informed decision about their choice of destination through chatting with the agents about the different locations offered.
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Reading through user reviews about travel destinations is another great way of knowing where to spend less. Though predominantly reviews provide someone with knowledge about a certain holiday destination
Love Traveling? Get Paid to Do Just That Do you know that many people are making a living traveling and getting paid to do so? If you love going to new places, meeting new people and enjoying different cultures, you can get involved in a business opportunity that will pay you to travel. One of the businesses in which you can get paid to travel is direct selling. Direct selling simply means getting people to buy something you are affiliated with. The company whose products or services you are selling will offer you a commission for every sale made. Apart from this, if you introduce people and get them to join you in the business, you can earn various perks from the direct selling company. If you would like to get paid to travel, you need to find a direct selling company that offers opportunities in vacation and lifestyle products. There is no month that people are not going on vacation. Most of these people are usually at a loss of where to go. You can make good commissions if you connect with these people and sell them the vacation packages from the direct selling company. Moreover,
How to Get Discounted Vacation Deals Even though we have all let it happen, it is unwise to let your fear hold you back from doing something you want. You want to go on vacation, but are afraid that they cost too much. With the huge price of vacations at famous theme parks, resorts, beaches, and many other places, it almost seems like you will never be able to afford to go on a good vacation. This definitely does not have to be the case. One vacation option in particular fits the bill for a lot of people. Cruises are becoming an incredibly popular choice for a lot of people looking to go on vacation. Cruises offer people a lot of value and experience. What makes cruises even better is that there are often a lot of cheap cruise deals. It is smart to take advantage of deals like this. It is unwise to only think about the worst case scenarios because that is often all the news reports on. If you are smart with money you know that it is wise to ignore overly extreme stories and take advantage of a great deal when you have
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Convenience – Hiring a town car service makes traveling more convenient. You will no longer have to wait in line to pick up a rental car or park your own car. There is no need for you inconvenience a relative or friend or spend time searching for taxis. This mean that you will save