5 Super Easy Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo #TheRealCincoDeMayo

5 Ways To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo-yoursassyself.com

First, what is Cinco de Mayo?  

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla.  While many mistake it as Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16, it’s not.  But it is a noted victory because it represents our (Mexican) resistance to the invasion of a world power (yes, I’m Mexican-American and I was a history major 😉 ).

Now that you know why, here are 5 Super Easy Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

5 Super Easy Way to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo-yoursassyself.com

Eat Mexican food – whether you make it en casa (at home) or you go out to your favorite neighborhood Mexican restaurant, indulge in some taquitos, carne asada (marinated beef steak), or your favorite dish.

Indulge in a tequila-based cocktail or Mexican beer – this is not a requirement, but it is a nice way to say salud (cheers) to the success of our ancestors on May 5, 1862.  Regardless of whether you choose to indulge in margaritas or some Tecate, Modelo, etc. please do so responsibly.

Put up Mexican-style decorations – sombreros aren’t the be all, end all when it comes to decorations (to tell you the truth, I’ve never owned one in my life and I’m Mexican-American).  Instead choose to decorate with bright, vibrant dinnerware, paper flowers, piñatas, etc. – you get the gist.  😉

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Get your kids involved – share with them the history of Cinco de Mayo and have them share in the celebration with these printables.

Put on some Mexican music and dance – I know I’m bias when it comes to this, but dang do we have an eclectic mix of amazing music to move to.  Below is snap shot of our music, including the traditional mariachi music & dancing you may know, with a nice mix of other Mexican tunes for you to get your groove on to. 😀

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FYI – I actually got to interview America Sierra – the female lead in the song (If you want to check it out click on her linked name 😀 )


So now that you know the true reason to celebrate #TheRealCincodeMayo, spread the word and have fun!  

Salud y buen provecho!

(Cheers and enjoy your meal!) 

This is part of the Texas Latino Blogger’s – Cinco de Mayo Blog Hop – showcasing how we celebrate #TheRealCindodeMayo.  Check them out for more recipes and ideas!

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Rocio Chavez

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I'm a Mexican-American, Sassy, Bilingual, Professional Woman with a passion for life long learning, sharing, and living my best life. I'm the founder and digital content creator for Your Sassy Self and work full time as a Multimedia Designer. Let's connect and see how we can change the world...or at least change our perspective of it. 😉
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I'm a Mexican-American, Sassy, Bilingual, Professional Woman with a passion for life long learning, sharing, and living my best life. I'm the founder and digital content creator for Your Sassy Self and work full time as a Multimedia Designer. Let's connect and see how we can change the world...or at least change our perspective of it. ;)

13 thoughts on “5 Super Easy Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo #TheRealCincoDeMayo

    Jessica

    (May 5, 2014 - 7:13 am)

    You put one of my favorite Santana songs. Great list of party planning ideas!

      Rocio Chavez

      (May 5, 2014 - 7:22 am)

      I know, great song & great combo 🙂 Thanks Jessica!

    Melissa D

    (May 5, 2014 - 8:42 am)

    My girls are loving the music this morning! 🙂

      Rocio Chavez

      (May 5, 2014 - 9:18 am)

      Yay, love that Melissa! Happy Cinco to you and your girls!! :mrgreen:

    Blanca D

    (May 5, 2014 - 9:23 am)

    Love it! even when we don’t actually celebrate 5 de mayo, is a good day to share about our heritage, food, traditions, music! we have so much to offer! Me encantó el video del Ballet folclórico 🙂

    Bohemian Babushka (@BBabushka)

    (May 5, 2014 - 9:33 am)

    Mujer, let’s Celebrate that Cinco de Mayo!! Y gracias for showing the real reason for the celebration and cool ways to celebrate it. BB2U

    Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

    (May 5, 2014 - 9:34 am)

    These are all great ideas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. We did some celebrating this past weekend and of coarse included some margaritas!

      Rocio Chavez

      (May 5, 2014 - 9:47 am)

      Yes Mexican celebrations always go well with margaritas! Happy Cinco Paula!

    Candy @ Candypolooza

    (May 5, 2014 - 11:06 am)

    What a great post!! A little bit of everything 🙂 #RealCincoDeMayo

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