Cinco de Mayo is being observed this Sunday May 5th. It's a celebration of Mexican pride and heritage in the United States. The festivities center around food, drinks, music and good company. I helped friends decorate an outdoor table for a small gathering they were having to celebrate this occasion early. Beautiful, bright colors are an intrinsic part of the Mexican culture, so we used as many as possible.
For our table, an orange table cover and green table skirt aided in bringing out the bright colors of the decorative masks. Sombreros doubled as decoration and as a chip holder.
TIP: Look around your house to find decorative objects. Keep the decor bright and colorful and don't forget the fun music. Anyone thinking Margaritaville? Grab a sombrero and have fun!
- Guadalajara, Mexico is where the Mexican Hat Dance, sombreros and mariachi music are believed to have originated.
- The Mexican community celebrates more than 365 festivals each year.
- Did you know Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.
- Around 28.3 million of U.S. residents were of Mexican origin in 2006. These residents constituted 9 percent of the nations total population and 64 percent of the Hispanic population.