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Old April 24th, 2006, 04:17 PM
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I'll be on the Valor on Cinco de Mayo and just happen to be in a Mexican port - Costa Maya. Do you think there will be celebrations going on?
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The 5th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, but it should be! And Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday, but it should be. Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain on midnight, the 15th of September, 1810. And it took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico.

So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why should Americans savor this day as well? Because 4,000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 miles east of Mexico City on the morning of May 5, 1862.

http://www.vivacincodemayo.org/history.htm
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I was searching but didn't see any activities in Costa Maya for Cinco De Mayo. Sorry.
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Although I haven't been to Costa Maya on May 5... I have been to many MX towns/cities/islands on that date in years past (even last year), and there has always been a huge celebration with parades, costumes, music, dancing, which I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in.

Surely on CM, there's some type celebration for Cinco de Mayo?
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