Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) celebrates the Mexican victory over the French occupying army during the four-hour battle of Puebla in 1862. The Mexican army was smaller — and they won! It was just one battle, but it lives on because the thrill of victory was so sweet.
Mexican or not, many Americans have embraced the day as cause for celebration. And why not? It's fun and easy to throw a Cinco de Mayo party in the backyard or on your deck. All you need are good food and some inexpensive items to set the mood. We've got ideas for both!
Kikkoman? Mexican? Sí!
Naturally brewed Kikkoman Soy Sauce is far more than a savory condiment for Asian foods. Believe it or not, some of America's favorite Mexican restaurants marinate their steak fajitas and carne asada with Kikkoman Soy Sauce! Because it ages slowly, like fine wine, it works as a subtle flavor enhancer, rounding out the flavors of ingredients such as beef and tomatoes.
This party's all about taking it easy and having a good time. Here are a few simple mood-setters:
Pick up a piñata — Hang a piñata filled with candy, or use one to make a centerpiece