How To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo #REALCincodeMayo

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

8 Responses

  1. I am Guatemalan and have always seen Cinco de Mayo as an American holiday rather than a Mexican one, until I moved to the US I had never celebrated it and today I just feel like it’s a great excuse to talk to my kids about their Latino heritage and the Latino culture as well as teaching them some Latin American history. I think we all have to take this holiday and make it meaningful for ourselves and our families, just like you did! 😀

    • Melanie Mendez-Gonzales says:

      Thanks, Paula. If we are going to celebrate it, we might as well use it as a good way to teach our kiddos, too. And the story of the Battle of Puebla is a good one about how the underdogs won the battle. Un abrazo!

  2. Erin says:

    Thanks for sharing Melanie! I DID live in Puebla for a while and, yes, there they do celebrate with parades, military marches, musica and festive decorations. No piñatas, but yes, there were mariachis. 🙂 It’s a big deal to the “Poblanos” but honestly to very few others in Mexico.
    I think it is funny that Corona and company have been able to make it a national “Mexican American” holiday when many don’t know what it’s all about. But hey, who doesn’t love a good excuse for some tacos al pastor and a margarita! 🙂

    • Melanie Mendez-Gonzales says:

      Aaahhhhh, Erin! Thanks so much for commenting. I DO know someone who’s experienced the REAL celebration. 🙂

      Yeah, I had to dig deeper past what marketers wanted me (Mexican-American) to know. I’m so glad I did. I can genuinely appreciate the history of it now.

      We’ll make the best of it and honor our culture in our own special way. Un abrazo!

  3. Blanca D says:

    I had never watched la Batalla! Have to check it out!
    But I sure love tacos al pastor!

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