San Antonio Guide for Cinco de Mayo

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

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

Another fantastic celebration spot is Plaza Guadalupe. Music plays from morning through night in this square, and the entertainment is family-centered. The vivid colors, sounds, and cheers will make you want to join the celebration as well. The celebration is free of charge, and is a very popular destination on Cinco de Mayo.

Memorial Library houses a Latino organization of folk dance, and on Cinco de Mayo, this location will come to life. Situated on the campus of St. Mary's University, this center provides traditional folk dancing all year, but on Cinco de Mayo, the dancing explodes as dancers from all over Texas appear here to celebrate. If you like to view or even take part in dancing, make certain you come here on this festive day.

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