In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo celebrations are primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, where in 1862, the Mexican army was victorious over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla. It served more as a symbolic victory for the Mexican Government, which helped to further bolster resistance against European invaders.
Elsewhere around the world, Cinco de Mayo serves as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, featuring parades, music, and food.
Enjoy the Flavors of Mexico this Cinco de Mayo
Mexican cuisine is varied, including a vibrant mix of dishes ranging from soups, stews, and salsas to empanadas, tamales and tacos.
One of the most ubiquitous foods throughout Mexico is the taco. For many Mexicans, it is considered a unifying national dish, and certainly one that unifies a crowd. But throughout the country, there are many regional taco specialties. Corn or flour tacos can be filled with fish, meats or beans and topped with diced onions, cilantro, house-made salsa and more – the options are endless.
A Feast for Your Senses
If you’re looking for some Cinco de Mayo culinary inspiration, transform your typical taco recipe into flavorful pork carnitas tacos, served alongside Cowboy Beans (Frijoles Charros) and refreshing plant-based horchata.