Next Monday will be Cinco de Mayo and there will be celebrations throughout the city. Many festivities which include folklorico dancers, food booths, drink booths, and crowds of people.
My favorite part of this celebration is the dancers dressed in their colorful costumes such as the doll above. Every color of the rainbow is used to dress up the pretty girls.
Some of the people know the significance of the day and some don’t, they’re just there to celebrate. Oddly enough, Cinco de Mayo is really not celebrated in Mexico the way it is here, and I really don’t know the reason for that.
The Battle of Puebla is the reason for the fiesta. Fighting bravely with their ill equipped Mexican army, the Mexicans defeated the French army in that battle. But many think that this day is Mexican Independence day, which is not correct.
My little doll shows the regional costume for the state of Puebla, she’s one of my favorites.
And this next doll has nothing to do with my Mexican fiesta, I just wanted to show her off.
This one was given to me by one of my nieces. The picture does not do it justice, but is a beautiful doll!
The costume is one worn by dancers from Veracruz, Mexico.
I’m hoping we have time to visit some of the food booths this weekend.♥♥♥