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Cinco de Mayo (5th of May)

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History:

Cinco de Mayo translates to “The 5th of May” in Spanish. It is the day when Mexico celebrates the victory of the Battle of Puebla, which they fought against the French on May 5, 1862. Through the continued celebration of this holiday by Mexican Americans, Cinco de Mayo has become a popular holiday in the U.S. as well (celebrated not just by those of Mexican heritage). There are many ways to celebrate the holiday. Following are some ideas.

Recommended Books:

  • Cinco de Mouse-O! by Judy Cox
  • Marco’s Cinco de Mayo by Lisa Bullard
  • P is for Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet by Tony Johnston

Theme Ideas:

Locate Mexico on a map. Discuss the geography and culture (its people and traditions).

Discuss some things associated with Mexico such as tacos, maracas, tortillas, Spanish, spicy foods, jalapeño, salsa, piñatas, beans, sombreros, mariachi, etc.

Visit an authentic Mexican restaurant and try some of their food. Ask what region of Mexico their food originates from.

Learn some Spanish words associated with Mexican culture.

Learn a Mexican song or dance.

Read stories about Mexico fiction or non-fiction.

Do you know someone from Mexico? Ask if you can conduct an interview with them to learn more about them and their homeland.

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This entry was posted on May 2, 2012 by in Holidays, Social Studies and tagged , , .
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