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Happy Cinco de Mayo
Photo credit: Russ Bowling

Today is a great day to celebrate Mexican culture, heritage and pride. How are you celebrating? In Mexico, there’s a big celebration in Puebla, which is pictured here. Isn’t it beautiful? That’s because Cinco de Mayo is actually all about a battle that happened in Puebla between Mexico and France. It all happened in 1862. And it was a big deal because the French army was about double the size of the Mexican army. And still, the Mexican army prevailed. Do you know the rest of the story? Tell us what you know right here!

Many people think that today is Independence Day in Mexico, but actually, it’s not.

No matter how you are celebrating this fun, happy day, enjoy it! Happy Cinco de Mayo!


Photo credit: Russ Bowling

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Happy Cinco de Mayo

To make these tostadas you will need:

  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 8-inch corn tortillas or tostadas
  • 1/2 cup chopped red peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 cups spring mix lettuce

 And then do this:

  • Warm the tortillas/tostadas in the oven on low heat.
  • Heat the refried beans in a pan.
  • Put the peppers, tomatoes, avocado pieces, and the lettuce in separate bowls, so people can help themselves.
  • Put the beans out with a spreader.
  • Put the tostadas on a warm platter.


Do you know what we celebrate on Cinco de Mayo? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

(Photo Credit: oztenphoto)

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