This webpage will talk about the Mexican holiday customs. Customs taking place on holidays. Holidays such as "The Day of the Dead", "Thanksgiving", "Christmas", and "Cinco de Mayo."
Mexican customs are very similar to American customs. When Americans celebrate Halloween in the United States, Mexicans celebrate what it's called "El Dia de los Muertos", "The Day of the Dead." The custom begins by a prayer at a church. From there, people make their way to the cemmentary while praying for their lost love ones. When the people arrive at the cemmentary, they stand next to their love ones tombstone, and ask a priest to say a prayer.
Most of Mexican-American families celebrate Thanksgiving. Yet, instead of the traditional turkey and stuffing, Mexican families prefer to make authentic Mexican food.
Mexican families also celebrate Christmas Day. Unlike most Americans, who wait till the 25th of December, most Mexican families gather together on the 24th of December and wait till midnight to unwrap the gifts. Before midnight the whole family spend the time talking, eating, and watching movies, basically having a good time.
On September the 16th, Mexicans celebrate their Independence Day. The day Mexico declared independence from Spain.
Mexicans in the United States celebrate the 5 de Mayo. 5 de Mayo has become more of a Mexican-American holiday than Mexican. It is mostly celebrated in the United States. 5 de Mayo represents the day Mexican peasants defeated the Freanch Army.