El Cinco de Mayo (Cinco de Mayo)
From the Series Yo solo: Festividades (On My Own Holidays)
It’s fiesta time! Cinco de Mayo is a fiesta day in Mexico and the United States. It’s celebrated on the fifth of May. This colorful holiday honors Mexico’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Pueblo in 1862. People march in parades, dance, and set off fireworks. Families enjoy traditional Mexican food and drink. Then they watch people act out the famous battle. Find out more about this joyful celebration of Mexican culture.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Subject||Holidays, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
Illustrator: Barbara Knutson
Barbara Knutson was the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots and Love and Roast Chicken. A resident of St. Paul and a cherished member of Twin Cities literary community, Ms. Knutson grew up in South Africa and traveled extensively throughout the world. She drew on her firsthand experiences abroad to create the rich, multicultural stories and folktales for which she became so well known. She passed away in 2005.