Cinco de Mayo Misc. Ideas & Links
Cinco de Mayo Day
Cinco de Mayo, meaning, May 5, celebrates the day the
Mexican army, led
by General Ignacio Zaragoza
defeated an invasion of French
Pueblo Mexico. The festivities include a parade of
Mexican and French soldiers. Later in the day a mock
soldiers. The battle climaxes when then
generals meet in face-to-face
combat with swords, and the
The celebration end with a giant display of
This day is also
celebrated by Mexicans with mariachi bands, dancing,
a queen and piņatas for the children. For extended
activity, make a
traditional mexican food, play Mexican music, play Mexican games,
break a pinata. Serve Mexican hot chocolate (add
cinnamon & vanilla to hot cocoa).
Ask a family who has been in Mexico during Cinco de Mayo
your class and talk about the Cinco de Mayo
parades and celebrations.
Simple Spanish Phrases
PLEASE (poor fah-VOHR) Po
THANK YOU VERY MUCH (MOO-chas GRAH-see-aahs) Muchas
YOU'RE WELCOME (day NAH-dah) De nada
GOOD MORNING (BWAY-nos DEE-aha) Buenos dias
HELLO (OH-la) Hola
GOODBYE (ah-de-OHS) Adios
GOOD NIGHT (BWAY-nahs No-chays) Buenas noches
GOOD DAY (BWAY-nahs dee-as) Buenos dias
GOOD BYE FRIENDS (a-dee-os) Adios
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on links below for some more great Cinco de Mayo activities.
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