Cinco De Mayo or the Fifth of May is a Mexican annual celebration to commemorate the country’s victory over the Second French Empire in 1862. Although Cinco De Mayo is a Mexican holiday, it is also celebrated in the United States. In America, it has become a yearly celebration to honor Mexican culture and heritage.
Assisted Living Ashland NE joins everyone in this joyful festivity. From delicious food, vibrant decorations, energetic music, and engaging activities, residents will experience a true Mexican vibe.
Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo is mainly celebrated in the state of Puebla, Mexico where the Battle of Puebla happened. Even if Cinco De Mayo commemorates a single battle, the victory fortified the resistance movement against France.
Mexican activists started the awareness of Cinco De Mayo in the 1960s. The annual celebration includes a military parade, activities and events, Mexican cuisine displays, and recreations of the Battle of Puebla. Today, some of the largest celebrations of Cinco De Mayo are in Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other locations with significant Mexican American populations.
Now that Cinco De Mayo is approaching, it is expected for Mexican Americans to showcase a broader celebration, not only specific to the Battle of Puebla but a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture.
Ways To Celebrate In Assisted Living Ashland NE
Residents in assisted living Ashland NE can also join this festive celebration. And just in case you are wondering how to recognize this Mexican holiday in a more fun and engaging way, here are some suggestions for you.
Set up a special Mexican nook so residents can tacos, enchiladas, tamales, guacamole, and more. A taco bar would be a great idea too where residents can assemble their own tacos.
Sport the Colors of Mexico
Get in the spirit by dressing in red, white, and green. Ask staff and residents to dress anything green, white, and red. If you have Mexican residents, this would also be a great opportunity for them to display Mexican tradition through their outfits.
Pass the Hat
If the weather permits, organize a pass the sombrero game on your assisted living Ashland NE lawn to get your senior residents moving. This is also a perfect time to socialize while getting a dose of sunshine.
Fill several piñatas with candies and treats for a fun piñata party. This would encourage residents to participate and enjoy the day while at the same time being creative. Before the party, you can ask residents to create colorful decorations to communicate the mood of the event.
Music and Dance
Music and dance performances are part of the Mexican culture and what better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo than having these?
You can also commission the expertise of Mexican residents in assisted living in Ashland NE to ask them about Mexican traditions.
Cinco De Mayo is a great platform for Mexican American residents to showcase their unique traditions, customs, and heritage, fostering a sense of pride and cultural identity.
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