How do you celebrate the 5th of May? Cinco de Mayo can be an important cultural addition if you have children of Mexican decent. This slideshow provides you with fun and creative ways for the family to get involved and learn about the history surrounding the holiday.
Cultural activities can be for everyone!
“The Battle of Puebla, Mexico in 1862. The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862.” (Mexonline.com)
Learning the history of Cinco de Mayo is important so misconceptions aren’t passed along to the next generation. Did you already know what the Cinco de Mayo holiday was or did you just enjoy tacos and margaritas with friends each year? If your child is adopted from Mexico or of Mexican descent, learning the true meaning of the holiday can help them have pride in their heritage. Encourage your entire family to celebrate your child’s heritage and embrace the culture.
Here are some ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your family.