Chef Claudia Sandoval Gives us the Real History Behind Cinco de Mayo

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Many think it celebrates Mexico's independence, but that's incorrect!

Chef Claudia Sandoval joins Drew's News to give us the real meaning behind Cinco de Mayo, and her best tips for how others can celebrate the holiday in the right way!

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Celebrate Mexican culture and art with these online resources.

Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, DC (
Head here for special Cinco De Mayo content! This institute has been sharing Mexico’s vibrant art and culture in DC for over 30 years. This year they’ve grown their online presence so people from all over can enjoy their art exhibits and talks with historians and artists virtually.

National Museum of Mexican Art (
Explore 3,000 years of Mexican art and creativity at Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican art. Every weekend in May they are hosting live virtual tours with a docent of Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection.

Museo Textil de Oaxaca (
Follow Museo Textil de Oaxaca for regular posts of the beautiful weaving of Mexican culture and further explore the rich history of Mexican textiles through the Museum’s fully virtual exhibit, A Delirium of Color:

Oaxaca in the 1960s (

Gennaro X Garcia (
Browse the art work of one of Chef Claudia’s favorite artists, Gennaro Garcia. Born in San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, he migrated to Arizona in his twenties to pursue his art. Gennaro uses the Mexican color palette of his youth in his beautiful paintings and Talavera pottery.