Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is celebrated to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1892. It is the classic story of the underdog, the smaller Mexican force, winning out against who was thought to win, the larger French force.
Ironically the date has become more popularly celebrated in the United States than in Mexico and has shifted to a Mexican-American cultural celebration which first started in California with the recognition of this holiday and gained popularity in the US in the 1980s.
So join together with other GetSetUp community members to celebrate Mexican-American heritage with a special Mexican Fiesta Series.
Join us in appreciation of Mexican food, fun, and culture!Mexican Fiesta!
Spice up your dishes with some recipes based on the tastes of Mexico. Whether you are looking to just try some new dishes in the kitchen or create a 5 de Mayo feast full of traditional recipes enjoy a look at traditional Mexican foods and dishes and learn how to add some of them to your regular routine.
¡Hola! Let’s have a party inspired by the flavors of Mexico! We’ll look at a full menu of fun that's fit for Cinco de Mayo or any day when you’re feeling like a little Mexican. The session will include fun Mexican food trivia along with some favorite recipes for you to try.Mexican Fiesta: A Festive Party Menu
Oaxaca, Mexico is famed for its diverse wildlife and indigenous cultures. It is also known for its fabulous cuisine. Thought you knew Mexican food? Wait until you see the delicious street foods of Oaxaca!Food of Oaxaca
Adding Spice to meals is an excellent way to add dimension to food without salt, calories or fat. Join this session to explore creative ways to spice up your meals so that they are flavorful and healthy!Spice up your Healthy Meals
This class will be conducted in Spanish.
Aprende a darle sabor a tus comidas saludables para que sean más sabrosas y que las puedas disfrutar mientras te aseguras de que sean saludables.Dale Sabor a tus Comidas Saludables
Celebrate the art and music of Mexico and learn to create pieces that you can use in your 5 de Mayo celebration. Whether you are learning about traditional music or art or creating paper flowers or a table runner for hosting your next Mexican-American heritage month these classes will spark the artist in you!
Mexican music, art and dance are important parts of celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture. Join us as we explore famous art and dance from Mexico and listen to traditional music. Enjoy the colorful sights and sounds of Mexico. See the dances!Celebration of the Music and Art of Mexico
Paper flowers are fun, colorful and easy to make! Join this session to learn how to use tissue paper to create large flowers that can be hung on the wall, incorporated into photo backdrops, or used as a centerpiece on the table. We'll also show how to use crepe paper to make flowers that can be incorporated into a bouquet or used as a table favor!Paper Flowers
Add some fun to your table setting! Join this session to see how you can use just two pieces of fabric and straight stitching to create a quick, easy and festive table runner for any time of the year.10 Minute Table Runner: Simple Sewing
Pick Up the Tempo
Don’t stay sedentary but get up and move. Enjoy a bit of dancing to get you in the celebratory mood. Join a cardio dance class taught in Spanish to really practice some of your Spanish and get your feet moving to the beat!
This class will be conducted in Spanish.
¡Únase a esta sesión para hacer un gran ejercicio y divertirse! GetSetUp Guide, Pilar lo guiará a través de sencillas rutinas de baile que harán que su corazón lata y queme calorías también.Baile Cardio
Join this session for some great exercise and some fun! GetSetUp Guide, Pilar will guide you through easy dance routines that will get your heart pumping and burn calories too.Cardio Dance
Now keep your eyes out for more classes taught in Spanish. We are slowly including more classes taught in Spanish on a regular basis like Baile Cardio and more.
Stay tuned for new classes coming to you regularly on GetSetUp and join together to celebrate Mexican-American heritage.Take a class from the Mexican Fiesta series!