The “Batalla de Puebla,” or Battle of Puebla, took place on May 5, 1862 between French troops and the Mexican Army. The victory against the French was cause for celebration because their army was the strongest in the world, yet Mexican troops managed to defeat them!

In Mexico, the holiday is celebrated mainly in the state of Puebla. In the United States, the occasion has become the very popular Cinco de Mayo holiday, a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.

What do you do with your children to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

For great family fun, how about making one of our crafts with your kids?

MEXICAN PAPEL PICADO

FRIDA KAHLO SELF PORTRAIT

TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS

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