Cinco de Mayo is a very fun Mexican holiday that is celebrated in many places of the world – anyone can appreciate and celebrate it! That’s why we made a printable with 10 Cinco de Mayo Facts just for you.
We made these interesting facts about Cinco de Mayo printables to print out as either a full-color sheet pdf or the black and white version that doubles as Cinco de Mayo coloring pages! So keep reading to find out how to download & print them.
Cinco de Mayo is more than fun tacos and piñatas – there’s actually so much history behind this celebration.
These fun facts about Cinco de Mayo are a cool ice breaker when meeting new friends at school or anywhere. Plus, who doesn’t love learning some cool history facts?
How much do you actually know about Cinco de Mayo? Let’s find out with these interesting facts.
Interesting facts about Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is a big celebration for people of Mexican descent in America, and other places of the world, and there is so much to learn about it! You’ll be surprised at some of these facts…
- Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day.
- Mexican Independence Day is actually celebrated on September 16th.
- It commemorates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
- The French invaded Mexico pursuing money and land rights as payment for their loans.
- Cinco de Mayo isn’t a federal holiday in Mexico. In fact, most of the celebrations happen only around Puebla, where the battle happened.
- Cinco de Mayo was popularized in the United States in the mid-1900s thanks to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Good Neighbor Policy.”
- The holiday is more celebrated in the United States than in Mexico.
- Cinco de Mayo is one of more than 365 festivals celebrated by people of Mexican descent in America.
- There’s an official dish of Cinco de Mayo, and it’s called Mole Poblano: a dark red-brown sauce usually served with chicken. Yummy!
- Around 70 million pounds of avocados are eaten on Cinco de Mayo in the US.
To use our free Cinco de Mayo fun facts coloring pages, just click the download button below, print them, grab some crayons, and you’re all set for a cute coloring activity to do with your little ones while eating some tacos. Yum!