Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Your MateCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Your Mate

By Amanda Martin

This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, a day commemorating the Mexican army’s defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla.  The holiday is celebrated by people of many different backgrounds, so why not use this as an opportunity to have fun and spend some time with your significant other.   Here are some ways to get close with your partner while celebrating Mexican culture and history:

If you really want to spend the holiday authentically, traveling to the city of Puebla is the best way to do so.   If you’re looking for a trip that can be fun and romantic, this is the place to go.  Puebla is easily accessible by car, and spending time together on the road will give you an opportunity to catch up.  You can visit historic sites like Fuertes de Loreto, to get a better understanding about the holiday, or visit Boulevard Cinco de Mayo to check out the parade.

If you prefer to stay in the United States, look for local parades in your area or venture out and explore another state.  San Marco, Texas has a lot to offer at this time of year.  There’s a Miss Cinco de Mayo pageant, a hot sauce/salsa contest, a statewide menudo cook-off and plenty of music.  You and your honey will be immersed in culture, live music while enjoying the outdoors.

For a more intimate experience, spend the night celebrating indoors by cooking a traditional Mexican meal.  Cinco de Mayo only comes around once a year, so make the most of the custom while getting close with your partner.

What are your plans this year?  Let us know in the comments below.