How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2021

How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2021

You may be asking yourself: what does Cinco de Mayo celebrate? Many people think of Cinco de Mayo as some kind of Mexico independence day.

So, what is the truth about Cinco de Mayo and how do you celebrate it properly? Well, according to this article on history.com, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s victory in the city of Puebla on May 5 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

Mexican independence day latino history Cinco de mayo Puebla

The article goes on to describe how, “The vastly outnumbered and poorly supplied Mexicans, led by Texas-born General Ignacio Zaragoza. . .” were able to defeat Napoleon III’s French forces.

So this holiday does not commemorate Mexican independence day, as many in the United States mistakenly believe, but rather a victory over French forces at a critical point. Today, in the US this holiday is largely a celebration of Mexican heritage and America’s appreciation of its southern neighbor.

Many Americans, including Mexican-Americans, celebrate this Mexican national holiday.

Cinco de mayo Mexican women dancing beautiful illustrated gif

Whether you’re a Cinco de Mayo party veteran, we will help you figure out the best way to celebrate this year.

 

7. It’s Not A Party Without Decorations

First things first, let’s start with Cinco de Mayo party decorations!

Any party needs some decorations to make it special.

Mexican Party Decorations Cinco De Mayo Party Balloons Hanging Swirls Party Disposable Tableware Sets Birthday Party Supplies

There are options for balloons, decorations, plates, napkins, cups, straws, and even photo props to make your party the most fun possible! A great party starts with a great aesthetic.

However, you can never have too many decorations, such as these paper fans and pompoms.

Fiesta Mexican Cinco De Mayo Party Decorations Supplies, Paper Fans, Pompoms

Don’t be afraid to go all out to make this holiday really festive.

sign language decorations asl sign with robert

 

6. You Can Clearly See These Glasses Are Great!

Having some decorative shot glasses will also liven up the environment.

These Party Shot Glasses, Cactus Print for Cinco de Mayo Tequila Fiesta, Set of 5 will delight any guest!

Party Shot Glasses, Cactus Print for Cinco de Mayo Tequila Fiesta, Set of 5

cinco de mayo maracas sombrero happy

 

5. Tequila!

Of course, there are few Cinco de Mayo parties without tequila. We recommend 21 Seeds Cucumber Jalapeno Blanco Tequila

21 Seeds Cucumber Jalapeno Blanco Tequila

The manufacturers describe this tequila as, “Delicious, bright, and crisp with a cucumber nose and a refined spicy jalapeño finish. 21Seeds is an award-winning, all-natural, real fruit-infused tequila founded by 2 sisters and 1 girlfriend who were looking to make a tequila that was as approachable as a glass of wine. They partnered with the most celebrated female-owned distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, to develop an ultra-smooth Blanco, infused with the ripest and juiciest fruits, resulting in an easy to use, perfectly balanced tequila.”

can't say no to tequila alcohol party cinco de mayo Courtney cox

 

4. All Dressed Up

Having a more family-friendly party? If you have a young girl attending your party, consider garbing them in Toddler Girls Ruffle Blouse & Shirred Skirt & Headband.

Toddler Girls Ruffle Blouse & Shirred Skirt & Headband

This cute outfit is designed after traditional Mexican styles.

bright neon colors Cinco de mayo

 

3. An Apron for All Occasions

This apron isn’t just a seasonal item, but one that you can wear all year long to celebrate your love of Mexico all year long.

Ambesonne Mexican kitchen smock apron

This apron is 31″ Long x 26″ wide and features an adjustable neck with black ties, professionally hemmed edges, bold colors clear image. It’s machine washable made in the USA

Cinco de mayo crochet cactus Mexico cute sombrero gif

 

2. FOOD!

This important factor in any party deserves an article all to itself.

You can find great ideas at the foodnetwork.com and even more at delish.com!

Birria Tacos food network cinco de mayo recipe

Credit: foodnetwork.com

 

1 Just Don’t Play Wonderwall

Aside from party favors (which are definitely recommended) what could be missing?

A mariachi band!

But if you can’t find one that’s available at this very popular time of year, you can always pick up an acoustic guitar yourself and learn some jaunty tunes.

Rogue RD80 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

According to the manufacturer, “The Rogue RD80 Dreadnought acoustic guitar is an epic bargain; you can’t beat the features you get for the price. Mahogany stained back and sides with a bound blonde basswood top. The RD80 also features a nato neck with a bound sonokelin fingerboard and bridge. Top it all off with chrome hardware and you have a great starter guitar at a killer price.”

Cinco de mayo three amigos drinking tequila mariachi band

However you choose to go about your Cinco de Mayo celebration, we hope you have a great 5th of May!

 

 

 

 

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