What and how is Cinco de Mayo Celebrated?: There are parades, dancing and festivals. Traditional Mexican food is often served or sold. Mariachi bands fill town squares, and a lot of Dos Equis and Corona beers are served. It’s a fun holiday, really more about celebrating the Mexican way of life than about remembering a battle which happened 150 years ago (not Independence Day as many assume). It is sometimes referred to as a “Mexican St. Patrick’s Day.”Want to share your Cinco de Mayo celebration with the kids? Try these resources from Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/cinco-de-mayo-everything-you-need
Or try these FREE printables and games from abcteach: http://www.abcteach.com/directory/holidays-months-and-seasons-holidays-cinco-de-mayo-3639-2-1
Try a writing exercise where you create your own holiday to celebrate an event or way of life.