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!