Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Breckenridge!
Contrary to common assumption, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexican Independence Day. This Mexican national holiday is a celebration of the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. A year prior to this battle, president Benito Juarez suspended payments of foreign debts, prompting a French invasion. In the battle, the Mexican army was outnumbered two to one by a superior French army. The victory boosted morale as well as national pride for the Mexican people.
In parts of Mexico, particularly in the town of Puebla, the holiday is celebrated with military reenactments, parades, cultural festivals, dancing, and food. North of the border, celebrations look a little different, but the holiday is still a great excuse to eat delicious Mexican food and drink a margarita or two. Check out the delicious options we have here in Breckenridge. Let this serve as your Cinco de Mayo guide! Stop by one of our restaurants in town and treat yourself to some Mexican cuisine.