Celebrate with Salsa! // Cinco de Mayo

How many of you know what “Cinco de Mayo” means? If you guessed May 5th, you are correct!

This celebrates the day when the Mexican army defeated the France army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In Mexico, this holiday is very small. Many families don’t celebrate it. In the United States, we like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as a way to help us remember our Mexican friends, family, and culture.

Cinco de Mayo celebration. South Lawn

Yesterday, many people celebrated Cinco de Mayo by singing, dancing, and eating Mexican food. What is your favorite Mexican food?

Do you like tacos? Burritos? Quesadillas? Salads? Tamales?

Salsa is one of my favorite Mexican foods. I love topping tacos, burritos, or quesadillas with it. Salsa is made with tomatoes, peppers, onions, lime juice, and cilantro. Sometimes it’s fun to add in different ingredients, like a mango or a peach, for a sweet flavor.

Try this fun & easy recipe from Eat Well Utah to bring a taste of Mexico to your family!

To learn more about Cinco de Mayo, click here.

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