Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday marks the day of the Mexican Holiday Cinco de Mayo. The "fifth of May" is a regional holiday that is celebrated primaryly in the state of Puebla. The holiday mmemorates the Mexican army's unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. The date is perhaps best recognized in the United States as a date to celebrate the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry, much as St. Patrick's Day.

Our sixth grade held a celebration for Cinco de Mayo, however it did rain on our parade. We had planned to do a variety of outside activities, but the nasty weather kept us inside....but that did not stop us. below are some videos and pictures from today's action.

The spread of food that was donated by businesses, parents, and staff members.

Showing off my borrowed poncho.

Cendy and Carmen showing off their dance moves.

My homeroom class performing the limbo.

Although we were not able to participate in all the schedule activities, we still had a great time. Tomorrow we plan on capping off our Cinco de Mayo celebration when we tear into our pinatas (weather permitting), there will be video present!

Mr. McClung


Anonymous said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!


louisa guest said...

What a fun day! I am glad that you explained what Cinco de Mayo was as i saw it on the Ellen show (in her backdrop) and wondered what it was all about. Great posting on happy kids, happy classroom!!