Cinco de Mayo

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Learn the history behind this holiday and how it is celebrated.

Celebrate! Holidays in the United States star[offsite link]
Learn the history behind this holiday and how Americans celebrate it.

Cinco de Mayo star[offsite link]
Fascinating facts about this holiday, learn some Spanish colors, and do the Cinco de Mayo Rap.

Cinco de Mayo star[offsite link]
Read about the history of this annual celebration. Includes info about the Battle of Puebla 1862 and the traditional re-enactment of it in Mexico City.

Cinco de Mayo - Books and Activities star
Pack your bags and embark on a literary trip to Mexico!

Cinco de Mayo Facts star[offsite link]
Learn about the history of this Mexican holiday that marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla.

Cindo de Mayo History star[offsite link]
An award winning site explaining the story of the battle which Cinco de Mayo commemorates.

El Grito star[offsite link]
Read an article about the history of Mexican Independence Day and find out how it differs from Cinco de Mayo.

History of Cindo de Mayo star[offsite link]
An article explaining why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5.

Lesson Plans star[offsite link]
Plans and activities for Cinco de Mayo and other Mexican holidays.

May Days star[offsite link]
Information, activities, and recipe ideas for May Day and Cinco de Mayo.

Mexico Online Mexican Holidays: Cinco de Mayo star[offsite link]
Explains the history and significance of Cinco De Mayo, which commemorates the defeat of the French.

The Significance of "Cinco de Mayo" star[offsite link]
The true history of Cinco de Mayo.

World Book star[offsite link]
This World Book site explains the holiday and explores the history and culture of Mexico.

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