More than a Holiday, Cinco de Mayo is History!

Cinco de Mayo is also called the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the United States in honor of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III.

Students on campus have crafted traditional tissue paper flowers reminiscent of the dahlias and marigolds that are popular in Mexican decorations.  Students also made their own “ojo de Dios” or “eye of God” woven decorations,  a tradition of the Huichol people of México.

They enjoyed chips and salsa as they listened to traditional music and learned more about this holiday, practiced conversational skills, and celebrated the end of the year with a fun fiesta.