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Cinco de Mayo Fun at McKnight Place!

Cinco de Mayo Fun at McKnight Place!

We always love a reason to celebrate with our residents, and Cinco de Mayo was a day filled with fun, music, and delicious food!

History

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday, literally “the Fifth of May,” celebrating the Battle of Puebla. On May 5, 1862, Mexicans made a valiant stand and, against all odds, won an unlikely victory against an overwhelming French army on the road to Mexico City at the town of Puebla.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16. Today Independence Day is more widely celebrated than Cinco de Mayo in Mexico, but Cinco de Mayo is still celebrated in the town of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo, however, has become an extremely popular holiday in the United States because Mexicans living north of the border have never stopped celebrating the holiday. The tradition and celebrations have also been picked up by other cultures spreading the fun throughout the population.

Our McKnight Place Celebration

Our community enjoyed a fiesta atmosphere with celebrations of Mexican culture. A traditional mariachi band provided entertainment for residents and guests while a themed meal was served, including margaritas, guacamole, and more.

We enjoy sharing cultural experiences and celebrating with the McKnight Place community. These events provide opportunities to learn, to socialize, and to make wonderful memories together. Be sure to check our Monthly Activity Calendar page to see what we have scheduled at McKnight Place.

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