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For the love of heritage: celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Tequila Don Julio.

The vibrant spirit of Mexican culture has begun filling the air as Cinco De Mayo slowly

approaches and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of Don Julio tequila in hand.

The iconic Mexican brand embodies the essence of quality, tradition, and craftsmanship,

making it the perfect companion for honouring this historic day.


Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's victory over the French Empire on May 5 th, 1862. While often misunderstood as Mexico's Independence Day (which is celebrated on September 16), Cinco de Mayo holds significant cultural importance as a celebration of Mexican heritage, collective effort and triumph.


The last few year’s have triggered an incredible tequila renaissance that has taken the world

by storm. The versatile spirit’s stratospheric rise has seen Don Julio as the supreme tequila

of choice for consumers, befitting for the luxury tequila to be at the epicenter of

celebrations.


Cinco de Mayo

“Even oceans apart we celebrate not just a victory in history, but the triumph of culture,

resilience, and the joy of shared moments. Amidst the diverse landscapes and cultures

between Mexico and South Africa, we find a shared appreciation for moments of triumph,

unity, and celebration. Don Julio - with its rich heritage and exceptional craftsmanship -

serves as a bridge connecting us to the vibrant spirit of Mexico.” shared Don Julio brand

manager at DIAGEO Mpimy Mashimbye. “As we come together to commemorate Cinco de

Mayo, we recognise that this day symbolises far more than a historical victory—it embodies

the resilience of a people, the power of unity, and the triumph of hope over adversity,”

Mashimbye adds.


Moreover, as a country known for its vibrant multiculturalism, South Africa embraces the

opportunity to celebrate and learn from diverse cultures around the world. Cinco de Mayo

offers a chance to explore Mexican traditions, cuisine, and, of course, tequila, adding to the

rich tapestry of cultural exchanges that define South African society.


Cinco de Mayo

As a rallying cry to join Mexico in a celebration of rich history and exceptional tequila

Mashimbye adds; “As we gather in South Africa to raise our glasses in honour of Cinco de

Mayo, let us embrace the universal language of joy, camaraderie, and appreciation for our

shared humanity. With Don Julio as our companion, we toast to the enduring legacy of this

historic day, uniting cultures and hearts across continents in spirit, continuing on a path

forged by love for people, land and tequila. “

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