Thursday, May 3, 2012

Frugal Cinco De Mayo

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This weekend marks May 5th, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo.  The holiday marks the 1862 victory of the Mexican army over the French in the Franco-Mexican War.  If you are looking for frugal ways to celebrate this festive day, here are a few suggestions:

  • turn on some music.  I love the on-line options these days. Here is a link to Mexican Radio stations.
  • prepare some tasty foods; tostadas are great with refried beans or mashed lentils, topped with scallions and shredded cheese.  Serve with homemade horchata, and you'll have a tasty meal. 
  •  learn about famous Mexicans by reading a novel or viewing a film, a favorite of mine is 2002 film Frida about the life of the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo; and
  • play a traditional Mexican game.....such as the Mexican Hat Dance.
Celebrating holidays from different lands is a wonderful way to add fun to an average day, open your world, and share other cultures with children and seniors.  Have fun, and share any great frugal ideas that you came up with this Cinco de Mayo!

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