Happy Cinco De Mayo! It is important to remember what this day is all about. celebrating the true Mexican culture. Here are some ideas on how you can immerse yourself!
- Head to a local family-owned Mexican Restaurant
- Listen to Mexican corridos
- Whip up some homemade guacamole! (Recipe at bottom of the page)
- Drink a cerveza
What is the meaning behind Cinco De Mayo? It is the holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the US in honor of the Military victory that occurred in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III. Also referred to as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. Cinco De Mayo is often mistaken as Mexican Independence Day but that falls on September 16th.
We hope that you can celebrate the holiday with family and friends! Below is a recipe to get you in the Cinco De Mayo spirit!
Recipe for Guacamole:
½ onion, finely chopped
2 Roma tomatoes diced
3 tbs freshly chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed & finely chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
1 lime juiced
½ tsp salt
Directions: Cut and peel avocados. Mash them in a bowl and then add the rest of the ingredients. Stir and serve with fresh vegetables & tortilla chips!