Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday in Mexico that has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in both the United States and Mexico. The histories of Mexico and the United States are not two separate history. Cinco de Mayo is a confusing holiday for many people in the United States. It is not about Mexican Independence Day. Mexico celebrates its independence from Spain, which is actually the 16th of September.
Unlike Halloween, though, they don't knock on doors. El Día de los muertos is and why it is an important holiday to most Spanish speaking persons in Mexico and other Spanish speaking nations. You should also have gained knowledge of the history of the holiday, where it originated from. You should also be experts at two of the traditions associated with the holiday and able to explain what they are and why they are important. Although it may seem like such an odd way to celebrate, remember that different cultures have different values and thought
On Friday August 26 ,2016 El Paso Scottish Rite and The city of Las Cruces presents Cuatro para tango at the Rio Grande Theatre. Cuatro para Tango is a group from Mexico who plays a unique way of tango, that recreates a blending of contemporary play techniques with different styles and genres. The four male individual’s, Jorge Lopez Ramos on Guitar, Leopoldo Gonzalez on Flute, Emiliano Lopez on Clarinet and the bass player who is also the composer and writer of the group Andres Martin. The group plays their music through their culture the all comes from different parts of Mexico and through their music its represents them and where they come from. The first song they start off with is called Michelangelo by Astor Pizzolla, with that piece it was such a strong introduction you could hear the silence in the crowd it was astonishing.
A sombrero is a fancy hat worn by mostly men, but mostly for parties, or special occasions. An original sombrero is like a straw hat. Mexicans brought many of their traditions to the US. El Cinco de Mayo is a very popular one, El Cinco de Mayo is celebrating the victory of the Mexican army winning against the French empire battle, women dress up in beautiful bright colored dresses while the men dress up in suits with a sombrero and dance a traditional dance. Dia de Los Muertos is another tradition, the whole thing is not performed in the United States.
People who participate in Dia de los Muertos leave food, candles, incense, a poem, or a picture at the altar to honor the past lives of people they love. The holiday is still most commonly celebrated throughout Mexico and Latin America. Halloween is on October 31st, and it is celebrated by carving jack o’ lanterns, going trick or treating, decorating houses with a spooky theme, watching horror
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday all about celebrating Mexican heritage. Cinco de Mayo literally translates to “Fifth of May,” because, well, it is celebrated on May 5th. This holiday is often confused with Mexican Independence Day. Mexican Independence Day is about Mexico becoming its own country, while Cinco de Mayo is about a single battle. On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army engaged battle with the French in the Battle of Puebla.
Mexican Candy: Mexican food choices include everything from bold and mellow flavors with choices ranging from spicy meat dishes, delectable stews and rice, delicious desserts and even tantalizing sweet concoctions. When it comes to the candy choices in Mexico, there are some unique flavorful candies featuring a fusion of explosive flavors. Unlike many American candies, Mexican candy selections include spicy candies with a little tart and sweetness. Surprisingly, a large variety of Mexican candies feature a combination of salty and sweet flavors with some spices and other flavors. Traditional Mexican candies come in a variety of flavors and textures.
Both Columbus Day and Dia de la Raza are celebrated on October 12. The two of these holidays, although celebrated in different parts of the world, celebrate and commemorate the discovery of America, or the Americas. Columbus Day (or in some places know as Native American Day) is celebrated in English speaking countries. Columbus Day is a federal holiday in the United States of America to celebrate the discovery of America, and to honor Christopher Columbus, who “discovered” the Americas. Some schools take Columbus Day off, but some don’t.
Dia de los Muertos originated in Mexico centuries ago. This holiday is for honoring their loved ones who have passed away. Dia de los Muertos is not mournful, but is celebrated with happiness and joy. Many festivities take place and towns all through Mexico are covered with parades and fancy decorations. Sugar skulls, grave site decorating, parades, all night long vigils, and many ceremonies are all part of festivities that take place on thus (this) special day.
This article covers how traditions impacted Mexico’s holiday of Día de los Muertos. In addition, the article goes in depth as to how Day of The Dead branched off of Mesoamerica and is celebrated throughout the world. The holiday being revered in all of Mexican (area where majority of celebrations occur) culture gives insight as to what factors influenced current celebrations. One such example is how the ceremonies of the early Mesoamericans often included the pagan tradition of a celebration with cemeteries. According to Austin Robbins “Día De Los Muertos Comes Alive at Visiting Artist Lecture” article this unique blend of the two civilizations resulted in what is now modern day Mexican beliefs, morals and most essentially their development.