Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Celebration! Free Printables

The 5th of May, or Cinco de Mayo in Spanish, is almost here! Here in South Texas, there are always fun and colorful festivities that take place. For those that do not know, here is a little bit of history:

"Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín." -Wikipedia

Here in the south, there is music, dancing, tasty food, and lots of pride as we celebrate this special day.

I thought I would go ahead and take this time to share with you some of our favorite Cinco de Mayo Recipes!

Tacos de Bistec
Elotes (Mexican Corn on the Cob)
Aguas Frescas (Fruity Beverage)
Mexican Rice
Beans al la Charra

Seriously, all of these recipes are incredibly yummy and will please just about any hungry tummy!

In your downtime, why not enjoy these fun word search/coloring sheets with your kids! These printables are free for all! While you are more than welcome to print these for whatever occasion you prefer, I ask that you do not post these on your own website with consulting me first. I also ask that if I do give you permission, you must refer back to this website. I also ask that you do not edit out the tiny signature I have added to each page. Thank you and Enjoy!

When Google Docs opens, just click on file then print settings and preview and print OR you can download the image to your computer using the same link and print it that way as well.


I hope everyone has a fiesta filled Cinco de Mayo!

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