Monday, May 2, 2011

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (May 5) celebrates the victory of the historical battle of 1862 between Mexico and France. This holiday is a symbol of Mexican pride and unity and includes great festivities.

Learning More in the Library:

*Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story by Tomie de Paola
*Cinco de Mayo by Sarah Vazquez
*Fiesta Fireworks by George Ancona
*Mexico by R. Conrad Stein
*The Piñata Maker =  El Piñatero by George Ancona 
*Traditional Crafts from Mexico and Central America by Florence Temko

Cinco de Mayo on the Web:

DLTK's Mexican Activities for Kids
Recipes and crafts for a fun Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Kaboose Holidays: Cinco de Mayo
Craft project, Mexican recipes, and printables.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration 
Link to the history of Cinco de Mayo and discover some fun party games, coloring pages, and recipes to try. Download Spanish games for both the Macintosh and Windows.


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