Cinco de Mayo

by Kendra Dawson

Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated?

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5th. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico's independence day though many people mistake it has it.

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thehistoryofmexico/p/10cincodemayobasics.htm

Who celebrates Cinco de Mayo?

Most of the US today celebrates Cinco de Mayo and also does the country of Mexico especially Puebla.

Where is Cinco de Mayo celebrated?

Cinco de mayo is celebrated in Mexico, in the United States. Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

How is Cinco de Mayo celebrated?

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated Puebla and in many USA cities with large Mexican populations, there are parades, dancing and festivals. Traditional Mexican food is often served or sold. Mariachi bands fill town squares, and a lot of Dos Equis and Corona beers are served. It’s a fun holiday, really more about celebrating the Mexican way of life than about remembering a battle which happened 150 years ago. It is sometimes referred to as a “Mexican St. Patrick’s Day.” In the USA, schoolchildren do units on the holiday, decorate their classrooms and try their hand at cooking some basic Mexican foods. All over the world, Mexican restaurants bring in Mariachi bands and offer specials for what’s almost certain to be a packed house.

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thehistoryofmexico/p/10cincodemayobasics.htm

What is done to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

The day is celebrated in Mexico, especially in Puebla, and all over the United States.The day is celebrated in Mexico, especially in Puebla, with parades and speeches. In some cities there are reenactments of the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo has also become a festive holiday in parts of the United States with large Mexican American populations, including Los Angeles; Houston; Riverside, California;Chicago; Dallas; Phoenix; San Francisco; and San Antonio, Texas. Celebrations in the United States often extend beyond the actual day to encompass an entire week, with parades and festivals that include music, dancing, and food.

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thehistoryofmexico/p/10cincodemayobasics.htm