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Cinco De Mayo Flowers ’15

The beginning of May marks a very festive holiday that contains hispanic roots. On May 5th, put together a fiesta for Cinco de Mayo and celebrate the Mexican culture with flowers.

Rose Arrangement
Need a centerpiece for your fiesta? Consider a rose bouquet with red and white roses that represent the Mexican flag colors.

Flor-allure Bouquet
Surprise a friend with colorful blooms that match the theme of the holiday. It will brighten up their day!

Simple Card Messages
Need writing help? Here are some simple card messages for Cinco de Mayo!

Have a sizzling Cinco de Mayo!

Hope these flowers spice up your day! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Some lovely flowers for a Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Head to your local florist and get a colorful arrangement for your happy fiesta! Cinco de Mayo is Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Get the Fiesta Started this Cinco De Mayo with Flowers

Cinco De Mayo is almost upon us! Have you started planning your festivities? There is no dearth of fun things to do for this holiday, and as always your decorations will be taken to the next level with a little floral love!

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Holiday Origins

But what is Cinco De Mayo? For those who don’t know, Cinco De Mayo is Spanish for the 5th of May. The holiday actually began in Mexico after the Battle of Puebla, where French forces invaded Mexico and were defeated (albeit briefly) by a much smaller and less well-equipped Mexican army. The victory was so unexpected and so impressive that May 5th, 1862 became a date to celebrate in Puebla and all over the rest of the country. Over the years, it has lost traction in Mexico and these days is mostly only celebrated in the town of Puebla itself. Other parts of the country may recognize the date, but festivals and parades in honor of the hard-fought victory are things of the past.

But even with its failing popularity in Mexico, the holiday lives on in America.

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An American Celebration

Wait, what? If this is a Mexican holiday, why is it celebrated in America? That question has different theories, but no solid answers. The most popular theories are:

  1. When the holiday first began, it was huge in Mexico. As more and more people immigrated to America, and America annexed more of Mexico, they brought the love of the holiday with them. Although the holiday’s popularity waned in Mexico over time, the tradition stayed strong in America.
  2. The French invasion happened during a point in the American Civil War when the South and General Robert E. Lee were enjoying some degree of success. People surmise that Napoleon III’s plan was to take Mexico and use it as a staging area to support the South and remove the Northern blockades around the Gulf of Mexico. Due in part to the Battle of Puebla, France was unable to enact their plan. If France had been successful, the fate of the South and the eventual outcome of the Civil War could have been very different.

But in reality, there is no definitive reason. Whyever it happened, the holiday caught on and now it’s as much a part of American culture as St. Patrick’s Day, another holiday Americans celebrate that really has little or nothing to do with America.

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Cinco De Mayo with Flowers

And no party is complete without flowers. After all, they make the perfect decoration!

Flowers are available in a variety of colors, provide atmosphere and set the tone for your fiesta. You can buy them already put together as centerpieces or arrangements, or you can buy them singly to use as personal decoration. Can you think of a better way to greet your guests at the door than with a yellow rose in your hair? Bueno!

So contact your local florist, tell them about your plans and let them offer advice on the flowers to use and all the different ways to use them. They will probably have some ideas you haven’t thought of or maybe some suggestions to enhance your ideas. And isn’t that the beauty of local? It’s always pleasant to have someone available to answer your questions and offer advice along with their product.

C’mon people, it’s Cinco De Mayo! Pick up a sombrero, grab some cervezas or margaritas and let’s get this party started!

Fiesta Time – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

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Cinco de Mayo, meaning “the 5th of May” in Spanish, is celebrated each year on, you guessed it, May 5th. This date commemorates the impressive Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.  In recent history, the holiday has grown in popularity tremendously in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. All over the country, people come together to throw fiestas and sing the praises of a colorful culture.

Want some ideas for your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta?  Check out this FSN party guide!


And what better way to add to festivities that sending bright beautiful blooms to be enjoyed by party-goers? Whether celebrating your roots or just appreciating someone else’s, contact your local florist to help add the perfect punch of COLOR!


Add Color To Your Cinco De Mayo Party With Flowers

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo falls on Saturday this year and is a GREAT excuse to have a FIESTA!

Are you tired of the same ol’ get-togethers every weekend? Break out the sombreros, this Saturday will be different – a Cinco de Mayo party is easy!

Cinco de Mayo Decor

Cinco de Mayo decor is all about bright, bold COLOR! While Mexico’s colors are red, white and green, their culture is know for it’s use of vivid colors.

  • Choose colorful tablecloths, plates, cups and napkins.
  • Create simple garlands of flags to hang around the room, or an outside canopy.
  • Don’t forget the flowers! Use bright and cheery Cinco de Mayo flowers as the centerpiece to your buffet table, or anywhere else that needs a splash of COLOR!
  • Flowers make great hostess gifts!

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Mexico’s Love of Flowers

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, FSN is taking a look at Mexico’s deep love of flowers. From the earliest cultures, to the latest generations, Mexico has always had a close relationship with their natural surroundings.

Xochipilli StatueStarting centuries ago with the Aztecs, who elevated the importance of flowers through religious ceremonies and royal privileges.

  • There were certain trees (particularly one native, very fragrant magnolia) reserved only for royalty.
  • Important peoples had plant/flower titles such as “Noble Lord Flower”
  • They even had gods who loved flowers, Xochipilli was the god of art, games, beauty and flowers.
  • They named many of the Days, Months and Years after flowers on the Aztec Calendar.
  • Over 3000 medicinal plants used by the Aztecs are still used today.

ChinampasThe Aztecs also enjoyed personal flower gardens complete with pools, terraces and fountains. However, the Aztec chinampas was where their true gardening talent shined through. Chinampas were their extremely fertile, floating gardens.

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