Enjoy these pictures (thanks Susanna!) of today’s Cinco de Mayo celebration in Terminal 2 West at San Diego International Airport. The talented dancers of Ballet Folklorico wowed the passengers. The event was part of the airport’s live performing arts series, which highlights various cultural holidays throughout the year and provides live music on the second and fourth Friday of each month.
Cinco de Mayo celebrations commemorate an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
Click here for more about the fascinating history behind Cinco de Mayo, such as this airport-related (sort of) tidbit:
“In the Peñón de los Baños, a small barrio or neighborhood in Mexico City, very near the airport, the people organize a very popular representation of the Cinco de Mayo battle. This play is a tradition that the people of the Peñón have kept alive for many years. Some of the inhabitants play the French invaders and others the Mexican army.“
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
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