Residents at Hugh Myddelton House in Southgate went loco celebrating Cinco de Mayo which takes place on 5th May every year.
Cinco de Mayo is a national day which celebrates freedom and liberty in Mexico. It marks the date in 1862 when President Benito Juarez sent troops to face the invading French army who were marching towards Mexico City. The day is hugely important in Mexico and is celebrated with parades, battle re-enactments, fireworks and parties around the country.
Residents Hugh Myddelton House watched videos of parades and celebrations in Mexico, travelled virtually to different historic sites in Mexico, had a Mexican quiz and enjoyed a brilliant Mexican party with Mariachi music and buffet of traditional Mexican food including tacos, burritos, enchiladas and mole poblano, a delicious rich sauce made of chillies and chocolate.
Ramona Stanciu, General Manager at Hugh Myddelton House said:
“We celebrate all cultures and religions and we try to mark as many cultural events as possible. Cinco de Mayo is a fantastic celebration and a great excuse for a party. We all had so much fun decorating the home with Mexican flags and pinatas and dancing to the Mariachi music”
Charles a resident said: “It is so wonderful to be able to mark occasions like this and to remember the history behind the date. I really enjoyed watching the celebrations in Mexico and the Mexican food our chef prepared was absolutely delicious!”