How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? We have so many ideas on Cinco de Mayo, as both RoseAnna and I (Galen) have spend half our lives celebrating it, here in the US and in Mexico. We put some blogs together last year to give you some history and ideas on how to celebrate. This year, we thought would would pull them all together here so you could access them easily and down at the bottom of this post, check our our Kids Activity Booklet! Fun things to color and a few games, too!
The History and Celebration of Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo, is a holiday held on the 5th of May in Mexico and the United States that celebrates Mexican culture and perseverance. It has a special place in RoseAnna’s heart because she had some family members in Mexico and she spent a great amount of time living there during grad-school. As a result,she has an enormous respect and fondness for the history, culture, and people of Mexico. Cinco de Mayo is a chance to honor that rich cultural tradition. To explore this, RoseAnna wrote a blog about the history of the holiday for you. You can explore the The History of Cinco de Mayo and learn so much more about how people celebrate it.
The Food and Drink for Cinco de Mayo
What is a great cultural celebration without incredible food and drink? Food brings people together. It is an essential aspect of hospitality and creates and reinforces relationships. Eating reminds us of places we have eaten before. We think of the people we shared food with, and how we felt at the time. When celebrating Cinco de Mayo, there are so many wonderful foods and drinks that you can prepare. From tacos and tamales to mole poblano, the food is rich and inviting. You can explore all of this at RoseAnna’s article Cinco de Mayo – Food and Drink.
Music and Dance are the epitome of celebrating Cinco de Mayo
Finally, there are so many things about Cinco de Mayo that we love, but it’s the musical celebrations that really make the holiday special for us. The festivals celebrating Cinco de Mayo are a great way to experience these aspects of Mexican culture. In addition to the more elaborate festivals, many communities offer concerts, dance performances, and other special activities. You can learn a bit about the traditional music, including Mariachi, Corridos and Ranchera, as well as some of the Mexican folk dances in our blog post Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Music and Dance.
Want to get your kids involved in celebrating Cinco de Mayo?
We’re putting together several idea for kids this year, so that they can learn and celebrate Holidays around the World in fun and educational (yet entertaining) ways. We’ve put together an Activity Booklet for Cinco de Mayo. Just sign up to our mailing list and you can download your copy from our Resource Library!
Coming soon! – Decorations that the whole family can make and enjoy!