Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates Mexico’s independence. Let’s party! Eat at a Mexican taqueria today. Other important fun facts:

  • It’s the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War
  • The day, which falls on Wednesday, May 5 in 2021, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day
  • It commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon II
  • Mexico’s favorite foods include tacos, quesadillas, grilled street corn, and tamales

Homeschoolers: Sketch/color an illustration. Describe your favorite Mexican food. (Analogy): Read Pigling Bland and what the farmer wanted to eat!


About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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