Local Schools Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Several local schools got in on the Cinco de Mayo celebrations Monday.

Older and younger students teamed up at McCarter Elementary to make traditional Mexican arts and crafts.

One class made "God's Eyes" which are to be hung symbolizing god looks with love on people everywhere.

Another class crafted beautiful mosaic works.

Over at Whitson Elementary Monday students tried on sombreros and ponchos, enjoyed Mexican food and even learned Spanish words and a dance.

A little history lesson for you, some think Cinco de Mayo is celebration of Mexico's Independence Day but actually it is in observance of the day four-thousand Mexican soldiers defeated a French and traitor Mexican army at Puebla Mexico in 1862.

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