Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

I had all kinds of cute crafts and fun ideas of how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in our household but unfortunately none of them came to be. I am still teaching part-time and I was in charge of our school's Cinco de Mayo program (for the fifth year in a row.) This program included around 100 performers (both student and non-student) and an audience of around 900. Needless to say, as I am writing this in the evening on May 5th, I am exhausted and a poor choice of shoes has left me nearly unable to walk. But the program was a success and the Hispanic students who make up about 20% of our student population were proud to share their heritage.
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I would love to move my Cinco de Mayo plans to this weekend but seeing as it is Mother's Day, I am sure that it will not happen. I am not worried. We make sure that our boys are proud of their Mexican heritage all year round. Through the food they eat, the language they speak, the songs they listen to, and our friends and family they are constantly reminded of the beauty of their Mexican side. So even though I let this one slide by this year, we can proudly say, "¡Viva México!"


  1. I am positive that your boys do know and appreciate their heritage. It sounds like your school program was a great success too. Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and your family.

  2. absolutamente! you do celebrate this every day! yay! it seems like when i was teaching (7 years ago) 5 de mayo wasn't very popular, now i heard about it everywhere i went. at least here in maryland--i'm sure it's different in texas!

  3. What a lovely and thoughtful post.
    And you are so right - heritage and who we are is more than just one day a year.


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