Many people are mistaken when they think Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day. This day commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This came to represent Mexican patriotism and unity, even though they were eventually defeated.
According to www.gomexico.com, nowhere are Cinco de Mayo celebrations more colorful than in Puebla, where the legendary battle took place. The event is commemorated with parades and a mock-battle. Elsewhere in Mexico, celebrations are more low-key.
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States then in Mexico. This festive holiday celebrated with food, fun, parades, and plenty of cerveza takes place all across the United States.
We will be celebrating this holiday at the Franklin Inn May 5th through the 8th. Stop by the Inn for some Mason Jar Margaritas, dinner specials, tamales and taquitos, Banana Blasts and Chocolate Chile Ice Cream.
For a list of specials and more information, please visit www.franklininn.net.
-- Kristen Thomas, Franklin Inn Staff