CINCO DE MAYO
Fifth of May
By: Calia Green
WHAT IS IT?
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Celebrating the victory of the historical Battle of
1862 between Mexico and France.
It is a symbol of Mexican pride and unity and
includes great festivities.
There are special events planned and the focus is
always Mexican Culture.
Music and dance forms unique to the region are
spotlighted at events such as ballet folklórico and
mariachi.
PARADES & FIESTAS
Parades and fiestas are the main celebratory activity for Cinco de Mayo. The
holiday is primarily celebrated in:
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Mexico
United States
Canada
Cayman Islands
Malta
FOOD
Food is one of the main traditions of Cinco de Mayo. Popular foods include:
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Menudo Soup
Plantain Chips
Mole Poblano
Tacos al Pastor
DANCING
Dancing is very popular at Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Traditional dances
include:
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The Mexican Hat Dance
Jarabe Tapatio
La Zapatiya
DRESS
Everyone dresses festively for Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Traditional attire
includes:
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Hues of red, green, and white (Mexican flag)
Bright , pretty colors
Sombreros, twirly skirts, cowboy boots, or huaraches
Dressing up like one of Mexico's favorite historical figures
CINCO DE MAYO
It seems that even people
not of Mexican descent may
also have an indirect reason
to celebrate Cinco de
Mayo. Whatever the case
may be, people should
realize that this holiday
does have some historical
and cultural significance to
millions of people and that
not everyone considers it an
excuse to go out and party.
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Cinco De Mayo