January 6th and 7th: Dia de los Reyes Magos
Gift giving for Mexican families. We have special bread that has frosting and special toppings. Someone cuts a slice per family. There will be a small toy baby in it. Whoever gets the baby has to make a special mexican feast for everyone.
February 14: El Dia Del Amor y La Amista (Valentine's Day)
March 1: Benito Juarez Birthday
He was the first indigenous president of Mexico.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo
The Mexicans won the Battle of Puebla against the French.
September 16: Mexican Independence Day
Celebrating the nations independence from Spain
November 1 and 2: Dia de los Muertos
Mexican holiday that honors Mexicos dead souls returning to the cemetary. People decorate the tombstones and put out food for the dead. This is not a sad holiday but a celebration.
December 12: Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe
The day of the Virgin Mary is when the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego. On this day Mexican people go at 4:00 to the morning mass.