Cinco de Mayo in San Antonio

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This upcoming weekend San Antonio and all other Latin cities across America gear up for yet another reason to eat, drink, and be merry. We’re talking Cinco de Mayo. This Sunday, join fellow San Antonians as we celebrate a holiday that really has nothing to do with America, but everything to do with Mexican culture.

Although many people assume that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, it is actually the day Mexican troops fended off invading French troops at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. (Sounds a little familiar… Remember the Alamo, anyone?) For some reason, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States, by Mexicans and Americans alike, than it is in Mexico. We are assuming it’s because we adopt any excuse to have fun?

The holiday is really more about celebrating the Mexican way of life than anything else, and San Antonio sure knows how to do that!

On Sunday, May 5, bring family and friends down to Market Square for local entertainment, arts & crafts, children’s activities, food and fun!

As the weather warms up, this is the perfect reason to spend time with your loved ones in the city you adore.

Remember, PLEASE don’t drink and drive! Take a cab. There are plenty downtown.

The event is sponsored by the Farmers Market Association. For more information please contact or ask our concierges when you arrive.

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