Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

Did You Know . . .

That Cinco De Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day?

Mexican Independence Day is actually Dieciseis De Septiembre (September 16th)

What is Cinco De Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo

Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, which occurs on September 16.
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo Battle of Puebla
Observed by Mexicans, US Americans, mixed nationality
Type Multinational
Date May 5, 1862
Observances Celebration in Mexico, the United States of Mexican-American culture and experiences.Food, music, folkloric dancing

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5th. It is celebrated in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. 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. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.

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Feliz Domingo de Ramos!

Feliz Domingo de Ramos!

Happy Palm Sunday!

On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
- John 12:12-13

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Merry Christmas!

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo!

Champurrado

Try this for the holidays: Champurrado

champurrado

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2  cups milk
  • 1/4 cup masa harina (or 1/3 cup nixtamal)
  • 1 disk Mexican chocolate, chopped
  • 3 piloncillo cones, small, (one ounce each) chopped
  • 1 pinch of anise seed, ground (optional)

Preparation:

In a large pot, whisk masa harina into the warm water until thoroughly combined.  Add milk, chocolate, piloncillo and anise. Bring to a simmer and whisk briskly until chocolate is melted and sugar is dissolved.

Happy Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day

To All Veterans:

Thank you for your service!

Day of the Dead

La Catrina – In Mexican folk culture, the Catr...

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Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday. It’s celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

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Salsa de Chile Tostado

Mexicanos al Grito de Guerra

Happy Dieciseis de Septiembre

Happy Mexican Independence Day!

Grito de Dolores

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