Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo Meaning
Cinco de Mayo literally means the 5th of May. This was an important day in Mexico’s history and that is why this day is celebrated. Remember, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day. This day was the day when the small Mexican army was able to make the larger French army retreat. This holiday is a true celebration of the underdog!
We have collected some resources here at My Bilingual Life to help you learn more about the 5th of May Celebration.
First, we have some Listening Comprehension Activities in both English and Spanish.
Here are some links to some 5 de Mayo Vocabulary videos also in English and Spanish.
Fun Facts about May 5th
Coming soon! We will be publishing fun facts about this holiday throughout the week. Be sure to check back and not miss any of them!
Here are a few more resources about 5 de Mayo and other important events in Mexico’s history.
This link contains some more information and link to another video about the holiday.
Timeline of Mexico’s History
More About My Bilingual Life
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These listening comprehension activities are perfect if you are studying a language by yourself. Therefore, they are simple for beginning students and provide comprehensible input. You can also practice reading fluency with the video transcript. We have suggestions on how you can best use these videos in both English and Spanish. Also included are activities to increase your vocabulary and comprehension.
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