Do you have Cinco de Mayo traditions? Did you know that Cinco De Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than it is the Mexico? I mean seriously when I married my husband, who is a native of Mexico, I thought we would have these big parties for this holiday. So you can imagine my surprise to find out that was not the case. But what I do think is funny is that the days that my older girls were born on are highly celebrated in Mexico than Cinco De Mayo. But with that said here are some Cinco de Mayo traditions that you can create with your family.
Next, crank up the music and dance. One of our favorite singers to dance to is Selena. We love her; Mikaela danced to two of songs at her Quinceanera. And Allie’s middle name is Selena after all.
And of course, you have to beer. For adults, the real deal Corona. But for kids root beer in a frosty mug just might hit the spot.
Invite friends and family to share in the day with you. I found out real quick on my first visit to meet my new in-laws in Mexico that family means everything to them. Community is huge so invite friends and relatives for a potluck meal with a Mexican theme.
Decorate in bright colors. If you ever visit Mexico, you will see houses that are painted vibrant. The more vivid and brighter the better.
Here is another one to add to your Cinco De Mayo Traditions list
Oh and if you really want to carry on the tradition of celebrating have a baby on that day. Don’t laugh I am serious. Here is a true story, as I said before my older girls were born on Mexican holidays which wasn’t planned but when it came to Gracie, we thought why not try for a Cinco de Mayo baby. Which we almost had but the little stinker came 26 minutes after midnight on May 6. So we almost came close to having a Cinco de Mayo baby.