It’s that time of year again: Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo is a bicultural celebration that is celebrated each year, but many people don’t know the real story behind this holiday. This has been the cause the occasional controversy. There is no doubt that margaritas, tacos, and tequila will be had, but how do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo responsibly? Is it wrong to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
The short answer is: no.
In celebrating Cinco de Mayo, it pays to remember the art and culture of Mexico. Don’t just binge on tacos. You can take the time to learn to make a piñata & enjoy the sweet treats, too. You’ll get to put in only the candy you want to eat. Or, you can relax with a beverage and try your hand at amate paintings. The drinking age in Mexico is 18 whereas in the US it’s 21 so you might need to go on idgod if you’re too young to get a drink to celebrate the day!
You can find some tips and great links to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo responsibly: here. The link will provide some insights into music, drinks, history, piñata-making, art, and other topics related to Cinco de Mayo.
If you’re too young to drink, there are still many ways to have fun and appreciate the day. For example, you might want to take time to chill with your mates with some CBD or kava. Kava has similar effects to CBD, but there are lots of different types. Head to a site like Gold Bee to find which is best for you. To mix things up a little, you could even fill your piñata with CBD gummies as an extra treat. Obviously, CBD should be reserved for over-16’s only, but you could always have an adult piñata and a kids piñata if you’re celebrating with your family!
So, educate yourself, grab a margarita, or some authentic Mexican food, and celebrate responsibly.
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