Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Colors of Cinco de Mayo

Tomorrow is the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, one of the most vibrant and colorful festivals. Though this Mexican holiday is practiced mainly in the state of Puebla, it is recognized and celebrated all over the US and in other parts of the world.

Cinco de Mayo Photo Collage

1. Cinco de Mayo ornaments, 2. cinco de mayo, 3. Cinco de Mayo Fire Show,
4. Happy Cinco de Mayo Everyone, 5. Cinco de Mayo, 6. Colors of Cinco de Mayo,
7. Cinco de Mayo Dancer, 8. cinco de mayo, 9. San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival 2008

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over French invaders on the fifth of May, 1862, and has become a holiday to celebrate Mexican pride, heritage and culture. The amazing costumes and traditional dress are just part of the fun, but are certainly eye-catching. Perhaps they can help to inspire your next color adventure?

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  1. Lots of food for thought! Not just red, green and white.

  2. Replies
    1. You say you love the colors....would you happen to know what colors are best known for representing Cinco De Mayo? I want to try and show support for those who, long ago, fought for Mexican freedom and heritage. Today they celebrate their victory...and color is a big part of it. I want to wear maybe two of those colors tomorrow to school...what is your suggestion of the right colors to wear? This would mean a lot to me, more than you know, if you could help me out a bit. It isn't just deciding what to wear. It's being respectful to one of my peers at school who happens to be Mexican. This person means very much to me and I would love it if you could help me with this...I want them to notice me tomorrow. And if they do then I will put all my thanks to you.

    2. There isn't a specific set of colors associated with the holiday - like pink and red for Valentine's, etc. Red, white, and green Mexican flag colors might be your best bet!


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