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    Slide 1: MEXICO

    Slide 2:Language

    Numbers Colors Animals

    Slide 3:Numbers

    English One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Spanish Uno Dos Tres Cuatro Cinco Seis Siete Ocho Nueve Diez

    Slide 4:Colors

    English Red Blue Green Yellow Purple Orange Black White Spanish Rojo Azul Verde Amarillo Morado Naranja Negro Blanco

    Slide 5:Animals

    English Dog Cat Fish Pig Horse Cow Chicken Bird Spanish Perro Gato Pez Cerdo Caballo Vaca Gallina Ave

    Slide 6: Holidays

    Cinco de Mayo Dia de los Muertos La Quinceanera

    Slide 7:Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5th It is a celebration of the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862

    Slide 8:History of Cinco de Mayo

    Mexico had recently suffered other wars, including the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and the Mexican Civil War (1858) To Pay for the wars they had to borrow money from other countries, including England, France, and Spain When Mexico stopped paying their loan payments to France, they invaded Mexico with hopes of building onto their empire The French wanted to place Archduke of Maximilian of Austria, a relative of Napoleon, as the ruler of Mexico A poor, out numbered Mexican army was able to turn back the French at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862 However, a few years latter Napoleon successfully conquered Mexico and held it from 1864-1867

    Slide 9:Cinco de Mayo Today

    Despite the eventual French invasion, Cinco de Mayo honors the bravery and the victory of the small, out numbered Mexican army It is most vigorously celebrated in the state of Puebla, but there is recognition of the holiday throughout all of Mexico Celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular along the U.S.-Mexico border and in parts of the U.S. that have a high population of people from a Mexican heritage In these areas the holiday is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, beverage, and customs that are unique to Mexico

    Slide 10:Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead)

    Slide 11:Dia de los Muertos

    Dia do los Muertos is celebrated on November 1-2 It is a celebration for when their dead relatives are allowed to return for two days to visit loved ones

    Slide 12:Dia de los Muertos

    November 1st is for the young children who have passed away and they are remembered with toys and colorful balloons placed on their graves November 2nd is for the adults and they are remembered with their favorite foods, drinks, and personal belongings

    Slide 13:Dia de los Muertos

    The people of Mexico welcome the spirits of their families with the smell of food, tasty candies decorated like skulls, lighted candles, and they decorate the gravestones with flowers One of the foods eaten on this day is Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead), which is a rich coffee cake made to look like bones

    Slide 14:La Quinceanera

    This is a celebration when a girl truns 15 years-old The most important part of the event is a church ceremony called Misa de accion de gracias At the ceremony she wears a fancy, full length gown and both her parents and godparents walk down the asile with her

    Slide 15:La Quinceanera

    Following the church service there is a fiesta (party) with live music, a customary toast, and large cake The dress that the girl wears, and the party are both very expensive The origins of La Quinceanera are unknown but it is a rite of passage that keeps the bonds of the Mexican family together