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Culture and traditions of Mexico celebrated in the US

Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Mexican culture and traditions will be celebrated today in the United States, a day when guacamole, tacos, mariachis, tequila, typical dances, parades and lots of music will be present in many parts of the country.

On May 5, Mexicans celebrate the victory of their army in 1862 over the then invading French forces -better equipped and more numerous- in the Battle of Puebla; although the most important civic date in Mexico is Independence Day, which takes place every year on September 16.

In early morning of September 16, 1810, the priest Miguel Hidalgo left the “Cry of Independence” in Dolores for history.

However, every May 5 is a holiday par excellence for the Mexican American community.

According to local media, festivities will be held in San José and San Francisco, California, where a parade and festival with live music, among other attractions, are planned.

There are also celebrations in El Paso, Texas, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in New York and in this capital activities took place throughout the weekend.

Particularly this Sunday, street food and a mariachi band were announced for the DC area at a restaurant on popular 14th Street.

Elsewhere there will be special offers that include tequila shots, pancita soup, mole poblano, chalupas (thick tortillas with meat, sauce and onion) or chiles en nogada (fried chiles with walnut sauce, red pomegranate and parsley).

Mexican cuisine is very recognized in the United States, so this May 5, it is ideal to taste those dishes.

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