One tradition Mexicans brought to America is Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo is a proud day for Mexicans who celebrate the victory over the French at the battle of Pueblo on May 5, 1862. The French army was better armed and three times larger but the Mexican army still defeated them. Now every May 5th there are parades, music and lots of celebrating!
Another Mexican tradition is:
People in Mexico use pinatas. A pinata is a decorated shape. It could be a car, a butterfly, Sponge Bob, a princess, and lots more. First they put a blindfold on your eyes. Then you hit the pinata with a stick and break it. Candy comes out of the pinata. Then kids run and get the candy. Now Americans celebrate birthday parties with pinatas.
FACTS ABOUT MEXICAN CULTURE
2) Mexico introduced chocolate, corn, and chilies to the world.
3) They celebrate "El Dia de los Muertos." It is the celebration where they celebrate when people die. They put items at the cemetary that they liked when they were alive.
4) Millions of monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico every year from the U.S. and Canada.
5) Mexico’s flag is made up three vertical stripes. The left green stripe stand for hope, the middle white stripe represents purity, and the right red stripe represents the blood of the Mexican people. The picture of an eagle eating a snake is based on an Aztec legend.
- Manteca or aceite (oil)
- Leaves that you put the tamales in
- Hot sauce
Mix flour, water, oil, royal, salt, meat, and hot sauce. Stuff meat mixture into the leaves. Cook and enjoy.
Mexicans like playing soccer.
Mexicans and even Americans like hitting piñatas at birthdays.
EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS!
Celebration of the dead.