In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we take a bite of nachos and lift our margarita glasses as we toast one of my favorite places – Mexico! After that, enjoy my trivia questions about our friends south of the border.
- What is the day Mexico celebrates its independence from Spain?
- What is the official language of Mexico?
- What is the largest pyramid in the world?
- What is the full name of Mexico?
- What is the oldest university in North America?
- What dog is named after a state in Mexico?
- What is depicted on the coat of arms in the middle of the flag of Mexico?
- The words tomato, chocolate, and avocado are originally from which language?
- Where did the Virgin Mary make an appearance in Mexico?
- What do these words have in common: el alfombra (carpet), la almendra (almond), and la almohada (pillow).
- What is celebrated on Cinco de Mayo?
- September 16
- It doesn’t have one.
- The Great Pyramid of Cholula
- Estados Únidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States).
- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
- A snake and eagle fighting on top of a prickly pear cactus.
- These words are the Aztec language Nahuatl.
- In the village of Guadalupe, now a suburb of Mexico City.
- These words are Arabic in origin, which were absorbed into Spanish during the occupation of Spain by the Moors from 711 to 1492.
- The defeat of France by Mexico in the first Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.