Cinco de Mayo Without the Margaritas

Mariachi Band

With Cinco de Mayo this weekend, most of us are looking forward to celebrating Mexican culture with bucket sized margaritas and heaping bowls of guacamole. If you’re looking for another way to honor the Mexican-inspired traditions, check out some Mariachi music, an art form that is central to Mexican nationalism. People who connect to their heritage have an increased level of empowerment, naturally cutting down on the extraneous stressors that plague our everyday lives. So as you understand and celebrate the cultural heritage of Mexico, you may also want to explore your own.

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