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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo


While Cinco de Mayo initially observed the Battle of Puebla and Mexican heritage, it is now a global secular celebration of Mexican culture.

This vibrant holiday is honored with parades, mariachi music, folklore tales, and sombreros. Decorations are often showcased in the colors of the Mexican flag (red, white, and green). Festivities may also include enjoying tasty tacos, enchiladas, margaritas, nachos, guacamole, and more!

Community events during Cinco de Mayo often feature educational workshops and art exhibitions, teaching Mexican culture and history. Celebrations extend beyond Mexican communities,with people of all backgrounds coming together to enjoy the cultural appreciation,
unity, and festive time with friends and family.

Here are some fun ways to celebrate this year:

  • Craft Decorations: Craft papel picado (paper banners) to embellish personal or community spaces.
  • Enjoy Mexican Cuisine: Prepare a taco bar where everyone can customize their own delicious meal.
  • Cultural Trivia Game: Engage seniors with a trivia game about Mexican culture, history, and traditions.
  • Music and Dance: Play traditional Mexican music and encourage residents to dance and enjoy the lively tunes together.
  • Movie Screening: Watch a film or documentary that highlights Mexican heritage, followed by a discussion to enhance residents’ and families’ understanding of Cinco de Mayo.