I’m always up for a party and one that celebrates another culture is an added bonus. As a bordering neighbor, I think it’s especially important to learn and celebrate the rich culture and traditions of Mexico.
Despite common belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. Rather, it’s a celebration of winning a battle. On May 5,1863, Mexico surprisingly defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla. The celebration of this victory is about the determination and bravery of the smaller and less prepared Mexican forces winning the day.
This holiday is important in Mexico but is commonly a larger celebration in other countries. In our home, Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity to gather with friends and family and enjoy all things Mexican. Food, activities, decorations and music give our party a true fiesta feel.