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Author: Maya Yegorova

Maya Yegorova is a Digital Editorial Intern for ILOVENY.com. Her favorite vacation region of New York is the Adirondacks. She always travels with a camera.

Plate of Mole Rojo from Claro in Brooklyn

Mexican culture thrives in New York State, especially on May  5, better known as Cinco de Mayo. Contrary to popular belief, this holiday is not Mexico’s Independence Day. It’s the anniversary of the Mexican army’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Today, New Yorkers celebrate with dancing, music, and of course, food and drink. Here’s where to experience Cinco de Mayo in New York State.