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Having Fun with a Cinco De Mayo celebration

Posted by Dharini Gandhi on

Having Fun with a Cinco De Mayo celebration

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Cinco de Mayo is a commemoration of the unexpected triumph of the Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza against French troops at the “Battle of Puebla” on May 5, 1852. The biggest celebrations of Cinco de Mayo in Mexico are held at the City of Puebla where the original clash between Mexican and French armies took place. Puebla is one of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites mainly because of its cultural significance such as 16th and 17th-century churches.  It is also culinarily significant to Mexico as well. An annual Cinco de...

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How to get ready for your festive fiesta this Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Mark Cohen on

How to get ready for your festive fiesta this Cinco de Mayo

It's time for Cinco de Mayo! So let's get ready to party. Just remember the rules for having fun at a fiesta - gather your best friends, serve some yummy food, crank up the music and dance. You can celebrate in your own subdued way or go all out and have a bash. Here's some primo ideas for a smashing Cinco de Mayo party. 1) Festive party fare From simple chips and salsa with creamy guacamole to a complete buffet with enchiladas and beans, food is an essential part of the Cinco de Mayo celebration. Throw down a loudly-striped Mexican...

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Springtime - Blooming out all over, bring it in!

Posted by Mark Cohen on

Springtime - Blooming out all over, bring it in!

Springtime brings to mind a lot of things - fresh flowing creeks, baby animals and flowers and trees starting to green up and bloom. Just take a walk outside to enjoy the sunshine which seems to be a little more like a nice warming hug after months of cold and wind. Easter is just around the corner, springtime events are popping up and plants are starting to blossom. Perhaps you are the type to celebrate this welcoming time of year. You can definitely bring Spring inside to enjoy. Daffodils and tulips - Springtime's ambassadors Nothing says Spring like daffodils and...

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Inspiring things to put in Easter eggs this year

Posted by Mark Cohen on

Inspiring things to put in Easter eggs this year

If you want to get uniquely creative this year for your Easter baskets, then read on. Besides chocolate bunnies and robin's egg candy, there are lots of things you can use to stuff those plastic Easter eggs for your one-of-a kind Easter egg hunt. Let your imagination be your guide. If it's a small group, and you know the participants, then you'll know their interests and hobbies. Personalized items within the Easter eggs make the hunt that much more fun, and later will make the "reveal" that much more enjoyable for each person. 1. Get some plastic eggs to fill...

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It's easy being uniquely green this St Patrick's Day!

Posted by Mark Cohen on

It's easy being uniquely green this St Patrick's Day!

Going out to celebrate St Patrick's Day? Flashing, blinking or glowing Irish green is bound to get to you noticed wherever you go! There are green glow sticks, wands and jewelry to help celebrate St Patrick's Day. Hats and head wear, and sunglasses too, there's no reason not to show up with at least one item of green.  Definitely share fun and easy-to-wear greenery with your friends and family when meeting up for your pub crawl or night out! Here are tons of green options but with a unique twist: Try unusual green headgear The traditional green leprechaun hat might...

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