Hola! As Cinco de Mayo is nearing, let’s talk a little about the holiday itself, it’s typically quite the fiesta!
The 5th of May celebrates The Battle of Puebla in 1862, as the Mexican militia was victorious over the French Army. Cinco de Mayo has become popular along the U.S.-Mexico border and in areas of the U.S. that have Mexican heritage. Many cities promote the holiday through parades and concerts, accompanied by Mexican food and beverages.
To throw a successful Cinco de Mayo party, incorporate all the aspects that you would see if you traveled near Mexico for this holiday. A few dishes that are typically served include Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, and Chicken Tostadas.
Mexican Rice - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/mexican-rice-recipe.html
For an adult fiesta, some popular alcoholic beverages include Horchata and Margaritas.
Desserts include Flan, Churros, and Mexican Brownies.
The Mexican flag’s colors are red, white, and green. So there’s a good start for your color scheme, but typically there’s a myriad of colors associated with a fiesta. Mexican customs can be incorporated into your decorations. Sombreros, rugs, flags, and of course piñatas can create a festive atmosphere.
This day is great for bringing friends and family together to celebrate Mexican traditions we've grown to know!
Divertirse! (have fun!)
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