Posted on May 2, 2016
By Candy Jones-Guerin
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in the state of Puebla where General Zaragoza’s lead the country to triumph over the French invasion and bolstered the resistance movement.
Here in the United States we have embraced this day as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Classrooms and communities across the country hang paper banners, cook up delicious food and share stories and dance from this celebrated culture.
If you are looking for resources to get your celebration started, look no further. We have great resources on history, celebrated figures, climate and travel.
Cinco de Mayo, 1st Edition
Young readers learn about Cinco de Mayo through simple text, photos, and activities.
Food of Mexico, 1st Edition
Learn about Mexico’s food regions, daily life, festivals and traditions, health and nutrition, and more.
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of The World Dictionary, 5th Edition
This title includes more than 3,300 holidays, festivals, commemorations, holy days, feasts and fasts, and other observances from all parts of the world— international, national, regional, and local.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mexico, 1st Edition
With hundreds of full-color photographs, illustrated cutaways and floor plans of must-see sights, tips on hotels and restaurants, practical transportation information and custom maps that brighten every page, this updated guide will help you explore every corner of the Mexico effortlessly.
So let the festivities begin with all the color, pageantry, history, and food of Cinco de Mayo! Check out these great titles and many more with an instant trial to Gale’s eBook platform (GVRL).
About the Author
Candy is an explorer and educator with a passion for technology and the latest trends. Living and teaching ‘on the road’ for many years taught her a lot about how to build stronger communities and schools.