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 parties and celebrations are large 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 variety of festivities is huge.

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

Another great 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 join the party 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 place comes 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 come here to celebrate. If you like to watch or even take part in dancing, make certain you come here on this festive day.

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