San Antonio Guide for Cinco de Mayo

May 5th, or Cinco de Mayo as it's known in Spanish, is the day that Mexico obtained its independence. While the parties and celebrations are big in Mexico, because of the cultural variety and mixing, 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 key party place for Cinco de Mayo. Considering that this square is mostly a Mexican marketplace year-round, it tends to make sense that it is also the cultural center. The festival consists of music, food, and entertainment, and offers plenty of shops to get a souvenir of the event or the city.

Another fantastic celebration place is Plaza Guadalupe. Music plays from morning through night in this square, and the fun is family-centered. The vibrant colors, sounds, and cheers will make you want to be part of the celebration as well. The celebration is free of charge, and is a very well-liked vacation spot on Cinco de Mayo.

Memorial Library houses a Latino organization of folk dance, and on Cinco de Mayo, this location will come to life. Located on the campus of St. Mary's University, this center offers 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 watch or even take part in dancing, make sure you come here on this festive day.

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