Cinco de Mayo celebrated in London

Cinco de Mayo celebrations are not only held in the US and Mexico – London also has its share of revellers, it has been claimed.

According to, there are plenty of places around the capital where people are going to congregate to mark the occasion, although some partygoers may prefer to put on their own event by hiring function venues.

Cinco de Mayo – which means May 5th – is, naturally, held on that date. It is a day to celebrate Mexican history and heritage, with the day having its roots in the Battle of Puebla won by the Mexicans against the – much stronger – invading French forces in 1862.

Mexican culture has all sorts of popular food and drinks to base a party around, making it a holiday that people around the world can easily enjoy, although some may choose to combine it with their love of watching boxing on television, as there is a big match taking place on the day, reported

While top of the bill is a match between the American Floyd Mayweather and Puerto Rican fighter Miguel Cotto, many eyes will be on the Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who is the WBC light middleweight champion. He is due to take on Sugar Shane Mosley, from the US.