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Monday, May 5, 2014

Cinco de Mayo

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.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll toast a bottle of Corona tonight in honor!

Mich said...

I never knew it was like St. Patrick's Day; always thought it was their independence day.

I like your idea for writing exercise. It's so difficult coming up with holidays for fantasy worlds, and then casually explaining them within the story... it's fun, though!

MS said...

When I taught elementary school I would try and incorporate cultural themes especially from cultures the various cultures I had represented in my classroom. It's so good to learn about our neighbors.
Mary @ The View from my World

Stephanie Bird said...

Mexican holidays are important to me though I am not Mexican. I especially connect with the Day of the Dead. It was nice stopping by and learning a bit more about how this day is celebrated.

Unknown said...

Fun celebration! I made fajitas :)