Are we having sandwiches today?
I thought we were going to drink Margaritas and eat Tacos. What did I miss?
I'm gonna grab my Mariachi band Get-tar and pop on over to see if Ruby is serving up drinks today. Maybe I'll even serenade my girlfriend Daisy.
- “Cinco de Mayo” is Spanish for the fifth of May.
- On May 5, 1982 Mexico fought France in the Battle of Pueblo.
- The victory helped unify Mexico. The country was elated their poorly armed troops of 4,500 men were able to defeat France’s invasion of 6,500 to 8,000 well-equipped soldiers.
- Even though Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, it’s only widely celebrated in Pueblo. In the United States is recognized as a popular holiday to learn about Mexican culture.
- The largest Cinco de Mayo festival is held in Los Angeles. Nearly 600,000 come out to celebrate.
- In Chandler, Arizona a Chihuahua parade is held. At the end, a King and Queen Chihuahua of the festival is crowned.
- Most Mexican Americans see Cinco de Mayo as a celebration of Mexican culture, similar to how Irish Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
- Popular foods to eat in the US on Cinco de Mayo are guacamole, tacos, burritos and enchiladas. Arrrrrrroooooo..... now were talkin!
- The colors of Mexico’s flag are green, white and red: green for hope and independence, white for purity and religion and red for Spain and union.
Source of dis Cinco trivia: http://www.ibtimes.com/cinco-de-mayo-history-facts-kids-2013-10-trivia-facts-about-may-5-celebrations-1234721
Have a fun facts day!