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Don’t say Happy Cinco de Mayo

CNN Español (in English) What you need to know about 5 de mayo. My favorite line from this: “Don’t Say Happy Cinco de Mayo to a Mexican. We don’t say that.”

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More Than Sombreros

Understanding the Mexican culture can be a hard thing to do in America. We are fighting against the abundance of stereotypes that exist about our neighbors to the north. Sombreros. Serapes. Cactus. Siestas. Tequila. Donkeys. Maracas. It doesn’t help when … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo Pledge

Today in class, I made the students repeat the following Pledge at the end of class. I shook their hands as they left the room. Cinco de Mayo Pledge I hereby declare that I recognize September 16th as Mexico’s Independence … Continue reading

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Cinco de Drinko

Take a look at the above calendar of Mexican Holidays. Take a closer look. What’s missing? Mexico’s America’s favorite holiday: Cinco de Mayo. Or as they refer to it in Mexico: Cinco de Drinko. That is because Mexicans get a … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t know about 5 de Mayo

5 Things you Didn’t know about Cinco de Mayo: 1: When: May 5th, 1862. Unlike Independence Day, celebrated September 15 and 16th, which is the largest national celebration, Cinco de Mayo is only celebrated regionally and in fact, is celebrated … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo

Oh great, it’s that time of year again. The one day a year Americans pay attention to the Mexican “culture”. It’s the one date your average American can say in Spanish. (Although I’m sure we’ve all had that student who … Continue reading

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