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5 Awesome Party Ideas for Cinco de Mayo

You don’t have to be of Mexican heritage to partake in Cinco de Mayo festivities, or even to throw your own bash. Here are five tips for planning the best Cinco de Mayo party this side of the border:

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5 Best Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

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Though many argue about who actually invented the margarita, the drink first appeared on Mexican bar menus in the '30s and '40s. Prepare for your own Cinco de Mayo party by making a batch of the tasty libation: we've concocted a list of the best margarita recipes to help you out.
 

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What Is the Real Story Behind the History of Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Most folks pull out the guacamole and celebrate with friends over margarita specials at their local cantina, but beyond the revelry of the fiesta, here are a few things you might not know about the fifth of May holiday:

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo By Visiting One of These 10 Unbelievable Mexican Destinations

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, we have Mexico on the brain. Perhaps this year, instead of celebrating the day with watered-down margaritas at your local Tex-Mex chain restaurant, you should start planning that trip to Mexico you’ve always talked about taking.

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10 Famous Mexican-Americans to Help You Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is not widely celebrated in Mexico, but is huge in the United States, truly making it a Mexican-American holiday.

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Michelle Obama and ‘First Dog’ Bo Give Military Families an Easter Surprise

As a way to celebrate Easter and mark April as the “Month of the Military Child,” First Lady Michelle Obama visited hospitalized vets and their families at the Fisher House on Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD., today.

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11 Fun White House Easter Egg Roll Moments

The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that goes back to 1878. In the beginning, the event was mostly just the roll itself, with children pushing painted eggs through the White House Lawn with a long-handled spoon.

But these days, it is much more than that. Now it’s a 11 hour event that about 35,000 kids and their parents attend.

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What’s the Real Story Behind April Fool’s Day?

It’s that time of year again, when you have to watch out for tricksters. April Fool’s Day is the perfect excuse for any prankster in your immediate area to practice his or her craft.

So, what’s the real story behind the origins of this, um, ‘holiday?’ Well, it’s no joke — there are many possible explanations.

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