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Holiday: Cinco de Mayo

These sites include information about the history of Cinco de Mayo, its significance to Mexican people, and the battle between Mexican and French troops. Celebrations, culture, and costumes are included. There are links to eThemes resources on Mexico and Latin American Culture.


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Learn about the battle of the Mexican and French troops and how this incident is related to Cinco de Mayo.
See how the state of Colorado celebrates Cinco de Mayo. Learn when and why this tradition started in Colorado.
Read and see how people in America celebrate this tradition and where they celebrate. Includes the history of Cinco de Mayo. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: There are links to external sites.
This site gives ideas for classroom activities, discussion questions, and online resources. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more about Cinco de Mayo, understand the time period leading up to the historic date, learn more about how Mexico confronted the French invasion and how it translates to today's celebration. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site links to a message board. (discussion board, forum, etc.)
Learn about Mexican culture, art, traditions, and holiday celebrations. There are links to eThemes resources on Mexican geography, Western Civilization, Cinco de Mayo celebration, and more. Includes photographs, video, in class activities, and a lesson plan.
Learn more about Mexico, including its culture, geography, money, and food. There are images of people, currency, cities, and maps.
These sites are about the culture and life of the people of Latin America and Latin Americans in the United States. There is information about Latin American music, dance, art, and heritage. One site for girls has information about blending Latin American and American heritage. Includes links to eThemes on South America and various countries in Latin America.

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