Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated on the victory of the Mexican army over France in a France-Mexican war that happened in 1862. Did you mistakenly understand that May 5(Cinco de Mayo) is Mexican Independence day? Then Keep reading to understand more about Cinco de mayo history, food traditions, decorations, kids activities and more.
What is Cinco de Mayo?
Many think that May 5th is Mexico’s Independence Day. Not so (that day is celebrated on September 16th). Cinco De Mayo, a Mexican American holiday celebrated mostly in the United States and parts of Mexico, commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over France at the Battle of Puebla.
Fifth of May History
Read more about the battle of Puebla, how long it lasted, etc on History
Learn interesting Cinco de Mayo facts for kids on Kids activities blog
Get to know how people actually celebrates Fifth of May in Mexico from Business Insider
These 15 Cinco De Mayo traditions will help you to get the party started from Reader’s Digest
Cinco de mayo activities for kids
Have the fun going with these Cinco de mayo coloring pages for kids from Kids Activities Blog
What is celebration without a pinata? Make a this simple paper plate Pinata from Kids Activities Blog
Make your own Cardboard guitar craft from our kid things
Shake! Shake! and make mucis with these Easter egg Maracas from Made everyday with Dana
Cinco de mayo Decorations
Decorate you Fiesta space using DIY Mexican paper flowers from Kids Activities Blog
Let your guests know to sit with these DIY Sombrero place card holder from Legally crafty blog
Decorate your Fiesta with fun DIY Taco Banner from Club crafted
Make this traditional mexican folk art paper banner – DIY Papel picado from Kids activities blog
Get your inspiration on how to set your table for Fiesta from Toot sweet 4 two
Cinco de mayo recipes:
Try the iconic Cinco de Mayo dish – Mole Poblano from Mexico in my kitchen
Check this yummy Tex-Mex recipes to setup a variety of food to enjoy at your party via Kids activities blog
Make this delicious alternative to your regular tacos for a special dinner – Crock pot Shredded Beef tacos via Kids activities blog
Finish the party with this simple dessert -Sombero Cookies from Jenny Cookies