Many people believe Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day. But they are wrong! Mexico’s Independence Day is actually September 16 which is Mexico’s most important national holiday.
So what is Cinco de Mayo? A holiday that recognizes the victory of the Mexican army over the French army on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.
While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States the Fifth of May has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage.
Cozumel does not have festivities planned specifically for May 5th. However, you will find that bars and restaurants that cater to tourists will have drink and meal specials in honor of the day.
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