Updated: May 15
It’s Cinco de Mayo! For one day, Mexican culture resonates around the world! Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage, culture, and pride.
When is Cinco de Mayo celebrated? May 5th. This is in honor of when the Mexican army defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
What do people do to celebrate?
The day is celebrated with parades, carnivals, street fairs, and sometimes fireworks at night. Some restaurants, parades or festivals may take place around your city in celebration., There are some traditional Mexican celebrations such as the ‘Baile Folklorico’ dance along with mariachi music. People dress up in traditional Mexican clothing as well.
The day is also used to educate people on the heritage of Mexicans. You can check your local library or school for books to learn about its history. Libraries and schools may include programs or displays. Important icons and people are studied including Cesar Chavez and ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe‘