Cinco de Mayo

“Respect for the rights of others means peace.” – Benito Juarez

The 5th of May marks the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). Although this holiday isn’t huge in Mexico, it has evolved in the United States as a day to honor Mexican culture and heritage. In order to celebrate, there are often parades, street festivals, and much more held in various cities around America, especially ones that have large Mexican-American populations. See what a couple of these cities have to offer as far as Cinco de Mayo celebrations go and also learn how to celebrate at home!

Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas, Texas will be hosting the their 23rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade & Festival. This event will be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 and it will consist of a variety of activities. Some of the fun festivities will include:

Check out the parade in Dallas from last year!

Have fun celebrating in Dallas!

San Diego

From May 3rd to May 5th, San Diego will host their 2013 Old Town Cinco de Mayo. This event has been a tradition since 1983! Live entertainment will be provided between three different stages, there will be music and of course there will be a lot of food! This year marks the 30th Annual Festival and it is free to participate in!

Take a look at some of the random but amazing festivities that take place at this festival!

Enjoy the Fiesta!

At Home

Many people also decide to celebrate this day in the comfort of their own home. Granted, normally that means other people are also in their home because of course they’re throwing a party!! Follow these simple steps to see how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by throwing a party:

  • Learn about the significance of Cinco de Mayo.
  • Indulge in Mexican cuisine.
  • Put up Mexican-style decorations.
  • Put on some Mexican music and dance. There’s more to Mexican music than mariachi bands.

See the article, “How to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo” for more details!

You can also check out this video for tips on how to throw a great party, even if it’s last minute!

I hope everyone enjoyed this information on Cinco de Mayo and I hope y’all have a blast celebrating! I know I will…Oh and remember to respect the rights of others this weekend while you’re out and about!

-Melissa Woodring 🙂

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