What is Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is not only a celebration of the unlikely victory Mexico won over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, it’s also a way for people of all different ethnicities to celebrate Mexican heritage. However, this isn’t to be confused with the Mexican Independence Day, which isn’t until September 16th.
How Do You Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
Celebration of Cinco de Mayo varies greatly by region. For example, some cities go all out with traditional Mexican food, musical performances, dancing, and colorful masks while other smaller towns in the nation may not celebrate it at all. The important thing is to to give children the opportunity to learn about the Mexican culture, history, and impact the Battle of Puebla had on the future of North America as a whole.
If you want to do your part this Cinco de Mayo and get involved in some spectacular activities, don’t forget to stop by and get a fun, colorful mask — we have beautiful masks for kids and adults!