CINCO DE MAYO
What is "Cinco De Mayo"?
Cinco de Mayo, “Fifth of May” , also known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the United States in honour of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III
Why is it important?
What is brought to celebrate?
Red, white and green are the colors of Mexico's flag and are a base for all party decorations. Along with streamers and other popular decorations Pinatas are a very fun thing to bring to a "Cinco De Mayo" celebration.
In Mexico, it’s become customary on Cinco de Mayo for people to dress in the traditional garb of the state in which they live. For example, in the southwestern state of Jalisco, women wear a style of dress specific to that state laced with varying shades of magenta, blue and yellow and adorned with bright ribbons that line the hem of the dress. In the coastal state of Veracruz, the traditional fashion is a white dress matched with a white shawl, offset with a black apron rimmed with flowers.
Similar to an American holiday?
This is a traditional dish in Cinco De Mayo celebrations. Chiles Rellenos contains a big poblano pepper stuffed in a shell with cheese, covered in a tomato sauce.
Special garb for celebration.
Women based on region wear a special type of dress while celebrating this holiday. Often dancing around and participating in the festivities.
A very common decoration in most Mexican Holidays. Usually for the kids and when you bust it open it drops all kinds of goodies.