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Cinco De Mayo; Spanish for "May 5th" is a celebration held on this very day to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. For years, this day has been celebrated worldwide with fiestas and celebrations of food, music, drink and dance. Adelaide is getting into the Cinco De Mayo spirit with a variety of Mexican inspired events for all to enjoy.
What says Mexican like a burrito? As stereotypical as it may sound, it's not a Mexican fiesta without some delicious burritos and tequila. Beach Burrito in Glenelg, is hosting the Cinco De Mayo Fiesta. Come dressed in your finest Mexican attire; ponchos and sombreros, with a chance to win prizes for instagramming your 'Burrito Cinco Experience'.
Thursday May 5, 6 PM - 11 PM. 56 Jetty Rd, Glenelg, South Australia 5045.
Similarly, The Woodcroft Hotel dedicates a weekend to all things Mexican with their Cinco De Mayo Weekend Fiesta, running from May 5 - 8. Enjoy an array of specially crafted Mexican inspired cocktails, as well street food all weekend. Chill out in their relaxing alfresco dining space, which is pictured below. The Woodcroft Hotel is becoming a popular dining venue in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.
May 5 at 12 PM to May 8 at 11 PM. The Woodcroft Hotel, Bains & Panalatinga Roads, Adelaide, South Australia.
If you're located closer to the city, then head on over to the Gilbert Street Hotel, who are also celebrating Cinco De Mayo with Olmeca Tequila and Corona Specials, as well as special Mexican inspired chicken wings; we all know that Mexican food is flavorsome and spicy, so you can bet that these wings will not disappoint.
May 5 at 6 PM - 11 PM. 88 Gilbert St Adelaide SA 5000.
If a nightlife scene is more your thing, The Moseley has you covered with their Cinco De Mayo Fiesta that will guarantee a fun night out, with shots of Patron Tequila and Mexican street food to help fill the tummy before getting onto the drinks. Located on Moseley Square, conveniently situated next to the tram line for easy access to and from the city, you have the option to continue the celebrations in town or move across to the Grand Bar afterward. Nothing says fiesta like an evening of dancing and celebration.
Why not host a Cinco De Mayo house party? You don't need to venture out to celebrate with family and friends. Costume shops are plentiful in Adelaide, no matter the suburb, such as Costume Land on South Road, or The Theatre Costume Shop on Wright Street in the city. Decorate the house with some Mexican inspired adornments, and serve up a variety of snacks like Tacos, Burritos, Nachos and more Mexican influenced finger foods.
Photo Courtesy of The Theatre Costume Shop Facebook