It’s largely celebrated in California to commemorate Mexican Culture and isn’t celebrated in all of Mexico. The holiday wasn’t recognized until the 1980s due to the commercialization of alcohol companies.
There’s misinformation on the holiday and Mexican culture. It’s also used for immigrants to promote their foods. Mexican food is full of bold, unique flavors.
We are appropriating when we use stereotypes to celebrate a holiday like Cinco de Mayo.
Ensure the food you serve is authentic. Buy supplies places that benefit Mexican people and support the community. Try crafts like yarn painting and pinch pots.