It's Fiesta Time - May 5 "Cinco de Mayo"

  • April 27, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell


I always thought that May 5th or Cinco de Mayo was an important holiday in Mexico but it's actually much more recognized and celebrated here in the United States.  It's observed as a date to celebrate the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry, much the same as St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest and the Chinese New Year are used to celebrate those of Irish, German and Chinese ancestry.  My daughter's school always has "Cinco de Mayo" day on May 5th where they get to bring in a Mexican dish, listen to mariachis and learn the Mexican hat dance.  I always volunteer that day because it's so much fun!   Teachers are dressed in Mexican attire of Ponchos and colorful Serapes.    The senorita's wear beautiful ribbons around their necks and many beaded bracelets.  There are sombrero's of every shape, size and color everywhere you look! 

What a great idea to throw your own Cinco de Mayo party!  Invite all your family and friends and have them dress in Mexican fashion.  Have a Mariachi band playing and be sure to have plenty of delicious Mexican food. has everything you need to throw the best Cinco de Mayo fiesta ever!