San Antonio Guide for Cinco de Mayo

May 5th, or Cinco de Mayo as it's called in Spanish, is the day that Mexico obtained its independence. While the events and celebrations are big in Mexico, because of the cultural diversity and intermingling, they are also large all over Texas. San Antonio is one city where the number and assortment of festivities is huge.

Downtown's Market Square is the central party location for Cinco de Mayo. Considering that this square is mainly a Mexican marketplace year-round, it makes sense that it is also the cultural center. The festival consists of music, food, and entertainment, and presents plenty of shops to get a souvenir of the event or the city.

Another fantastic celebration location is Plaza Guadalupe. Music is performed from morning through night in this square, and the entertainment is family-centered. The vibrant colors, sounds, and cheers will make you want to be part of the party as well. The festival is free of charge, and is an extremely well-liked destination on Cinco de Mayo.

Memorial Library houses a Latino organization of folk dance, and on Cinco de Mayo, this place comes to life. Located on the campus of St. Mary's University, this center presents traditional folk dancing all year, but on Cinco de Mayo, the dancing explodes as dancers from all over Texas come here to celebrate. If you like to observe or even participate in dancing, make sure you come here on this festive day.

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