25 Things to do on Cinco de Mayo

Here are 25 things to do (or probably not) on this Mexican holiday that Americans feel so passionate to celebrate, even if it has nothing to do with them. Most of these are suggestions that probably shouldn’t be taken seriously but what I’m offering for humorous effect.

  1. Celebrate it as National Mayonnaise Day
  2. Have a mock Mexican-French war recreation
  3. Eat like a Mexican all day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  4. Spread 1/5 of mayo on your sandwich
  5. Take a picture of your mayo and put it on Instagram
  6. Wave the Mexican flag in the general direction of France
  7. Correct the people that think this is Mexico’s Independence Day
  8. Attempt to learn Spanish
  9. Read up on the history of Mexico
  10. Sing the Mexican national anthem:
  11. Make a list of the things you should do on this day because you are so bored
  12. Go to Cancun
  13. Wear a sombrero to work
  14. Go to a Spanish bull fight
  15. Eat at your favorite family Mexican restaurant (mine is “Casa Rodrigeous)
  16. Watch a movie in Spanish or with the subtitles on
  17. Listen to a song in Spanish
  18. Count to one hundred or more in Spanish
  19. Put on a Mexican musical complete with maracas, accordions, and castanet
  20. Drink a fifth of rum, whiskey, or vodka
  21. Listen to “Macarena” by Los del Rio
  22. Eat Mexican jumping beans
  23. Remember the Alamo
  24. Dance with a Mexican girl or guy
  25. Try to celebrate this holiday as tasteful as possible and don’t do most of what I suggest!