We are all aware that the world is becoming more and more multi-cultural; with the increase in people travelling and migrating to other countries, we’ve seen all kinds of cultural traditions and lifestyles being passed on all around the globe. It is now the norm to go for an Indian or Chinese meal with your family in Britain, or go out for drinks for St. Patricks Day even when you don’t have an ounce of Irish in you! We’re all for this big melting pot of cultures that our communities are becoming, and so this year we’re going to be celebrating the Mexican-American holiday ‘Cinco De Mayo’ which is held annually on May 5th!
While a lot of people have heard of this special day, they often confuse it with Mexican Independence Day which is actually September 16th. Cinco De Mayo celebrates the day in 1862 when the under-equipped Mexican army defeated Napoleon III’s French army, who at the time were considered to be the most powerful fighting force in the world! Although you’d think this day would be celebrated widely across Mexico, it is actually a more celebrated event for Americans. If the battle had not been won by the Mexicans, it would have meant a totally different outcome of the American Civil War. Due to this, and the fact that so many Mexicans moved into the South-West of America after the battle, the day is mostly celebrated in America where the country is scattered with colourful parades and huge street parties!
To help you all join in the festivities, Kids T-shirts have come up with a bunch of awesome Cinco De Mayo and Mexican themed t-shirts which are perfect for a day of Mexican food and activities! They’ll also be posting up fun things to do and make on the Facebook so dig out your sombrero and get ready to party! 😀
Over the years, we have all become more and more involved in being ‘green’; with the introduction of wide-spread home recycling, cycling to work campaigns, and even the little things like using energy saving light bulbs! We are all aware of the effects of our bad habits but we don’t always choose to make the changes to help work towards a more ‘healthy’ planet. So, the lovely people at Kids T-shirts are helping to spread awareness of International Earth Day which is held on the 22nd April each year, with people from over 192 countries taking part in all kinds of fund raising events focused on tackling environmental issues.
Over the next couple of weeks leading up to the day, Kids T-shirts will be using their Facebook page to bring you loads of different ways you can get involved, and give you a bunch of fun activities for you and your kids to do to help make a difference – just like this:
How about instead of throwing those old bits of Lego away, your kids use them to make one of these awesome key holders?! 😀 (we know we’ll be digging out whatever we can find when we get home!)
They’ve also got a couple of new t-shirts on the website suitable for the whole family to turn you from energy zappers to eco warriors! 😀
It was recently discovered that a young girl’s findings from a recreational dig on the beaches of the Isle of Wight turned out to be a previously undiscovered species of Pterosaur! What’s even cooler, is that the species was named ‘Vectidraco daisymorrisae’ after the girl (Daisy Morris) who was just 5 years old at the time she found it! Since then the orders for dino-tees have been flooding in at Kids T-Shirts, so the designers have been working themselves to the bone to bring you some amazing new Jurassic designs!
There are a small range on the site right now but the rest will be going live this week so keep your eyes peeled and hunt them down them before they’re extinct 🙂