Residents Say Hola to Mexican-Style Fiesta at Winchester Care Home

Party goers at a Winchester care home donned sombreros and ponchos to enjoy a fun-filled fiesta in honour of Mexican culture and history.

The colourful get-together at Colten Care’s Abbotts Barton was inspired by the annual Cinco de Mayo national day, a massive cultural celebration.

Residents and team members at the Worthy Road home marked the Mexican theme by dancing to traditional mariachi music, sampling nachos and churros, and sipping margarita cocktails and Mexican beer.

Barbara Landon-Mudge said:
“We had a lot of fun at this event and thank our companions for putting in so much work to please everyone.”

Kirsty Sawyer, Companionship Team Leader at Abbotts Barton, said:
“It was a joy to bring Mexico to our home.

“Of all the food on offer, residents particularly enjoyed the chocolate stuffed churros.

“There is definite interest in giving these a regular appearance on our home’s daily meal menu.”

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the 5th of May, commemorates the victorious Battle of Puebla in 1862 when the Mexican army under President Benito Juarez stopped French troops seizing Mexico City.

In Mexico, the annual commemoration features street parades, fireworks and battle re-enactments across the country.

 

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