Residents say Hola to Mexican-style fiesta

4 July 2022

Party goers donned sombreros and ponchos to enjoy a fun-filled fiesta in honour of Mexican culture and history.

The colourful get-together was inspired by the annual Cinco de Mayo national day, a massive cultural celebration.

Residents and team members marked the Mexican theme by dancing to traditional mariachi music, sampling nachos and churros, and sipping margarita cocktails and Mexican beer.

Barbara Landon-Mudge said: “We had a lot of fun at this event and thank our companions for putting in so much work to please everyone.”

Churros in hand, residents Lucy Imrie-Brown, left, and Pam Richards enjoy the Mexican-themed fiesta

Kirsty Sawyer, Companionship Team Leader, said: “It was a joy to bring Mexico to our home.

“Of all the food on offer, residents particularly enjoyed the chocolate stuffed churros.

“There is definite interest in giving these a regular appearance on our home’s daily meal menu.”

Resident Barbara Landon-Mudge said she had a lot of fun at the Mexican themed-party.

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the 5th of May, commemorates the victorious Battle of Puebla in 1862 when the Mexican army under President Benito Juarez stopped French troops seizing Mexico City.

In Mexico, the annual commemoration features street parades, fireworks and battle re-enactments across the country.