Cinco de Mayo

1 May 2:00 am

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on the fifth of May.  The holiday commemorates a great battle in which Mexican soldiers defeated a French army twice their size.  This battle became an inspiration to both Mexicans and to Mexican Americans.

Mexican Americans used this inspiration in the 1960s and 1970s as they struggled with other minorities for respect and acceptance.  Chicano activists turned Cinco de Mayo into a popular Hispanic holiday acknowledged throughout the United States.   It’s not necessary to be Mexican to celebrate it.

Below is a link that will assist you in incorporating Cinco de Mayo into your homeschooling curriculum–

And remember–fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

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