Happy Everything! Cinco de Mayo

What can we do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with our kids?

The 5th of May is not Mexico's Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16th.The day marks a historical battle between the Mexican army and the French. The Battle of Puebla took place on May 5, 1862. The Mexicans were largely outnumbered by the French. However, led by Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin they managed to hold off and defeat the French. 

Locate Mexico in a map

Talk about Mexican customs

Use an encyclopedia to research life in the country of Mexico. What is the climate like? What is the food like? When do children begin school? How many years to most people attend school? 

Preapare some Mexican food

Listen to Mexican music

Sing a song 

Cinco de Mayo
(To the tune of "Are You Sleeping?")

Cinco de Mayo,
Cinco de Mayo,
The fifth of May,
The fifth of May
Is the anniversary
Of a great victory
For Mexico.
For Mexico.

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