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Cinco de Mayo means 5th of May in Spanish and it is also the anniversary of a battle that took place between the Mexicans and the French in 1862. It is a national holiday in Mexico and is mainly observed in the state capital of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is also becoming a popular holiday in the United States to celebrate Mexican culture. Find out more about Cinco de Mayo below.
- Cinco de Mayo means 5th of May in Spanish.
- Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of a battle that took place between the Mexicans and the French in 1862.
- Mexico had many rich natural resources and gold, which made them vulnerable to other nations that wanted to take advantage of these riches.
- The battle is known as the Battle of Puebla. This victory also marks a turning point in Mexican national pride. A small, poorly armed group of about 4,500 men were able to stop the French invasion of a well-equipped French army that had about 6,500 or even 8,000 soldiers. Their success helped Mexican people feel very happy and helped create a feeling of national unity.
- While Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, it is mainly observed in the state capital of Puebla. However, in the United States, it is becoming a popular holiday to celebrate Mexican culture.
- The largest Cinco de Mayo event in the world is held in Los Angeles, California, where more than 600,000 people celebrate with music and food. The whole event is called Festival de Fiesta Broadway.
- Two other big festival are held far from Mexico, in Denver, Colorado, and St Paul’s, Minnesota, but they draw hundreds of thousands of participants.
- The Cinco de Mayo festival in Chandler, Arizona, is known for its Chihuahuas! There are Chihuahua parades, races and pageants. At the end, a King and Queen of the Chihuahuas are crowned.
- Traditional Mexican foods such as tacos, burritos and enchiladas are served.
- The Cinco de Mayo celebrations that take place also highlight the traditional dances, dress and decorations of Mexico.
Cinco de Mayo Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Cinco de Mayo Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Cinco de Mayo which means 5th of May in Spanish and it is also the anniversary of a battle that took place between the Mexicans and the French in 1862. It is a national holiday in Mexico and is mainly observed in the state capital of Puebla.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Cinco de Mayo Facts
- Cinco de Mayo Word Search
- Fact or Bluff
- Cinco de Mayo Word Scramble
- Fill in the Blanks
- What am I?
- My Favorite Part
- Cinco de Mayo Across the Globe
- Cinco de Mayo Acrostic
- Poster Making
- Cinco de Mayo Photo Journalism
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