Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is a holiday in Mexico that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, and so it represents a celebration of freedom and liberty.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular along the U.S. Mexico border and in parts of the U.S. that have a high population of people of  Mexican heritage. In these areas the holiday is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, beverages and customs unique to Mexico. Cinco de Mayo has become one of the bigger holidays in the United States.

Here at school we will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican food, games and music at lunchtime. It is definitely a lot of fun, as you can see from the pictures!

Getting ready for lunch!

 

Serving up a Mexican feast!

 

Students enjoying their lunch!

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