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Cinco de Mayo...and the Kentucky Derby

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It's become a day to celebrate Mexican culture, heritage and traditions. Towns across Mexico and the US celebrate with street festivals, parades and more. If you don't live near a celebration like that, no reason not to have your own! You can easily make maracas with the kids, find a new margarita recipe to try out for the adults, and cook up some delicious Mexican cuisine.

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Need inspiration for Cinco de Mayo recipes and other festive activities? Well you're in luck, we've created a Pinterest board just for the occasion. It's filled with tons of margarita recipes, tasty dishes and fun activities to make your Cinco de Mayo party a hit! And for a special treat that puts a twist on traditional, here's a unique recipe crafted by Larry. This will wow everyone at your Cinco de Mayo party.

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A few years ago, Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fell on the same day. This year Cinco de Mayo is on a Monday, so it's likely you may celebrate Saturday - the day before - which is Kentucky Derby day. In this case, you'll need some fun Cinco de Derby recipes and party ideas! The Kentucky Derby has even come up with their own games and party ideas for you.

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Those are some of our fun ideas from past celebrations. What do you have planned this weekend for the Cinco de Mayo and/or Kentucky Derby festivities?

 

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