By: Jade Smith
Cinco De Mayo, also known as the 5th of May is a May tradition. Everyone seems to know about the holiday, but what about the traditions? Cinco De Mayo has many interesting traditions. Here are some of the Holiday’s history and what traditions are celebrated.
Cinco De Mayo is a day on May 5th that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory in the Franco-Mexican war in 1862. This day became a holiday in 1863 and started in southern California. The holiday is celebrated with dancing, parades, and large parties. The largest Cinco De Mayo festivals are held in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.
There are many traditions done on Cinco De Mayo. Mexican folk music is often played at these events. Many Mexican dishes are served, and feasted on at these events. The most popular foods made on Cinco De Mayo are Tacos, enchiladas, and salsa and tortilla chips. There are also many various dances, and music at festivals. The most common dances are meringue, salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha, and mambo. The most traditional music played on Cinco De Mayo is from a mariachi band.
There are so many things to be done on Cinco De Mayo. Maybe try some of these fun traditions on the upcoming Cinco De Mayo holiday. Celebrating Cinco De Mayo is a way to have fun, so whatever one does on this holiday, just make sure to have fun. Have a safe, and happy May.