Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Philly with margaritas and neighborhood block parties
Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching, and since it falls on a Friday this year, there are sure to be plenty of margarita-soaked celebrations across Philadelphia.
While it's commonly misunderstood as Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo actually honors the the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the French empire during the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Although the United States did not play a role in the conflict, Americans see the day as a celebration of Mexican culture, complete with music, parades, dancing and plenty of food.
Partiers can also head over to Xfinity Live! in the South Philly Sports Complex for a Cinco de Mayo celebration at PBR Philly. The free party is for people 21 and older and features line dancing, mechanical bull-riding and a chance to win a margarita machine. Guests can try out two signature cocktails during the fiesta — Margarita Boots that come with souvenir glasses and the Skrewed Up Margarita. VIP seating is available for an additional fee.
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By: Maggie Mancini