Although Cinco de Mayo has traditionally been a Mexican holiday,most revelers don’t realize that in recent years it has actually achieved greater popularity among foreigners than it has among many of Mexico’s very own citizens. Still,the widespread acknowledgement of Cinco de Mayo around the world is a testament to Mexico’s growing prominence on the world stage,and the history surrounding this holiday is definitely worth taking a few moments to discover.
The most common misconception about Cinco de Mayo is that it is meant to celebrate Mexico’s independence. In fact,Mexico’s independence day is September 15 and Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) celebrates the day in 1862 when the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This,despite the fact that the Mexican fighters were outnumbered by more than two to one. Not only was this unlikely victory very important politically at the time,but it also marks the last time that one of the Americas was invaded by an army from another continent.
Today,Cinco de Mayo has evolved to become much more than just a celebration of this long-ago battle and highlights Mexican culture and heritage around the world. Cinco de Mayo celebrations often include mariachi music performances,parades and street festivals in cities and towns throughout Mexico and the rest of the world.
Still,the state of Puebla where the battle took place,along with Mexico City,remain the most popular places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. Although plenty of other celebrations will be taking place across the country and in the nation’s most popular tourist destinations,such as Cancun,Playa del Carmen,Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. Students are given a day off from school in honor of the holiday,while the closing of banks and other government institutions varies from state to state.
So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to learn about our free Chill Weekend and come see for yourself why so many people are talking about buying property in Mexico!
These laid back viewing trips are never sponsored by a developer and allow potential buyers to spend a few days getting acquainted with Mexico. We will help you check out a variety of homes and/or investment properties while you enjoy a free,5-star mini vacation.
At Investment Properties Mexico,we are Buyers’ Agents and only represent you – the Buyer – never the seller. Our commitment to putting the Buyer first has resulted in at least a 10 percent savings on average for our clients over our competitors. In addition,our services cost you nothing and your interests are always our first priority,which is why our clients keep coming back and love to give us referrals.
Oh,and one more thing…
Tulum will be the site of the new Riviera Maya International Airport,which is expected to handle at least 3 million visitors in its first year of operation. Its construction will undoubtedly provide a tremendous boost for real estate prices in the area,making the region more accessible than ever for travelers from around the world. Cancun’s airport is literally at the bursting point,with more than 190 flights per day from 47 countries,including 211 flights each week from the UK alone.
The new Riviera Maya airport will detonate economic development in and around Tulum. The airport will also dramatically reduce transfer times from Cancun and Cozumel – and it doesn’t take a genius to imagine what this will mean for real estate and the region’s economy!
At Investment Properties Mexico we are experts at creating Real Estate Retirement Accounts. We help more investors set up self-directed retirement accounts than any other company in Mexico. We are familiar with all of the laws and regulations on both sides of the border,so if you previously thought that you didn’t have enough money for the down payment on a Mexico real estate opportunity,now is the time to act! The funds could be sitting in your IRA or other retirement account losing ground each month,or you could give us a call and we can show you how to start investing in Mexico so you can watch your portfolio grow!
Call us now at US (561) 200-6134 to learn how you can profit from this amazing opportunity!