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May Day, Cinco de Mayo or Leap Day: Celebrating “minor” holidays
May Day is a day of dancing and maypoles, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the history and culture south of the border and Leap Day is always silly fun. Our happiness expert writes that no holiday is too small to celebrate as a family.
MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., May 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Contrary to what many believe, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is not a celebration of Mexican independence. In fact, it's a commemoration of the Battle of the Puebla, where Mexican forces soundly defeated a much larger French battalion in 1861.
Today, the holiday has evolved in the U.S. and has become a celebration of Mexican heritage. It has grown in popularity over the years and there are now hundreds of events across the country to mark the occasion.
Here are some fun things to consider for this Cinco de Mayo to help you celebrate this rich culture.
1.Gather with friends and hold a progressive dinner featuring Mexican food, moving from house to house for each phase of the meal. Include traditional refreshing Mexican drinks such as limonada (lemon and water) or horchata (rice, milk, vanilla and cinnamon).
2.Have a movie night in and rent a documentary on Mexican history or culture.
3.Attend a local Cinco de Mayo festival.
4.Engage your kids to create fun, colorful crafts, such as a pinata.
5.Explore the art of famous Mexican artists such as Frida Kahlo or Diego Rivera.