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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 4, 2012

¡Jajaja! I love this! So true. Lots of people in the United States will be buying their Coronas, guacamole, and taquitos this weekend. Some will stumble in and out of bars on Saturday night. I’m just happy people are out celebrating and that Mexico is remembered dearly.

But just in case you want to know what Cinco de Mayo is really all about…I Wikipedia-ed it for you!

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.

Now that we have that out of the way dear readers, let’s see how we can decorate to celebrate Mexico without the cliche hot peppers, sombreros and maracas. Ajuuuua! But go ahead and have your cold Coronas (and have one for me as I crave one really bad these days, con sal y limon por favor.


Isn’t this cake beautiful?

The following images are all from Hostess with the Mostess:

I love, love the Churro cupcakes!!!! Everything looks so elegant…softer colors, papel picado on both cakes, and the Jarritos (!), you can be very authentic and think outside the box.

What will you be doing this Cinco de Mayo? Jose and I are having a long overdue date night on Saturday! And yes, even though my mom has been preparing Mexican food all week, we will be going to a Mexican restaurant! Today, I will be going to Diego’s school to help with the Cinco de Mayo festivities. Have a great weekend!

Your friend,


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  • Reply Sleeping Mom May 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Super cute photos! I love those paper patterns especially.

    I’m not sure what we’re doing tomorrow yet. We’ll probably eat out but I didn’t even think about eating at a Mexican restaurant; we were planning on Italian but maybe we’ll change our plans 😉

    • Betty
      Reply Betty May 5, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Enjoy! AND salud! xoxo

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