By Nyssa Contreras
Freshmen Paloma Alamo celebrates Cinco de Mayo at home with her family because her whole family is Mexican, and it is apart of their heritage. Alamo said “to me it means spending time with my family, and I value that. Being able to have fun with them, actually getting to sit around and enjoy some food and laughs.” Alamo adds that it’s a special time, because the family is all in the kitchen cooking together. “Making tamales is the best time and I can’t wait to go home to my family and start celebrating.”
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated among many people. Among the other holidays throughout the year, many Alvarez students, such as Alamo, prefer to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Instead of coming together to share gifts, families come together to celebrate their heritage.