Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo should not be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day which is September 16th.  Cinco de Mayo is actually the marking of Mexico’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla.  However here in America Cinco De Mayo is celebrated more so than in Mexico.  Cinco De Mayo is a time to have fun and enjoy our neighbor’s to the South’s Mexican culture.  Today would be a great day to share with your children the history of Mexico, food from Mexico or even the music of Mexico.

Need a great site for facts on Mexico Time for Kids has some great info

Tonight why not try a new recipe (besides Tacos) look into some great authentic Mexican dishes you have never tried before. Perhaps you may like –> Mexican Ceviche

Salmon, Shrimp Ceviche, cilantro and lime rice--Mexican Style

Need a fun easy craft try making Papel Cortado “cut paper.”  This is just like making snow flakes, however instead of the paper being cut into circles you keep paper or tissue paper rectangular.   In Mexico you will see brightly colored Papel Cortado or Papel Picado “punched paper” used as decorations.

Here is some homemade inspiration.

Need some good Mariachi Music try Vincente Fernandez or Linda Ronstadt

Que tengas un día grandioso : )

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