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2011-05-05

It's Cinco de Mayo!

I love to celebrate cultural events with my children - not just from our own history and background, but from other cultures around the world as well. Given DH's love of Mexican food, Cinco de Mayo has become a fun one over the years.

Cinco de Mayo is not really Mexican Independence Day - that is in September. Instead, it marks the defeat of the French Army by the Mexican militia at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In Mexico, it is not widely celebrated, though it is big in the Mexican state of Puebla. However, it is a popular holiday throughout the US (and Canada to a lesser extent) for those of Mexican descent. It is a fun day to celebrate their roots and culture.

So, why not have tacos tonight for supper? Or try this cute & fun Cinco de Mayo lunch idea from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons:

Photo: Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons

Bananas, apples, grapes... I love it when nutrition gets fun & yummy! Makes a great after-school snack too ;-).

And, I have to show you these because they are too cute, though admittedly, not as nutritious! Sombrero Cookies from Family Fun:

Have fun!

PS: If you would like to learn more about Mexican culture, visit: www.mexonline.com.
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