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How not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is Friday, and before everyone gets ready for happy hours and parties, it helps to go in with a plan.

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There are plenty of ways to celebrate the day, which commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5 1862, during the French-Mexican war.

Make sure you do not do any of the following:

Dress up in sombreros and fake mustaches

There is no need to "dress up" for this day, but if you do, do not wear a sombrero, mariachi suit, serape, fake mustache or anything of the sort if you are not a member of that culture. Those things have historical and cultural significance, and donning them just for a day caricatures and stereotypes people. That's not fun.

Go out and get drunk

There is nothing wrong with drinking in moderation and doing it socially, but responsibility is key. What is the use in celebrating a day if you get sick or can't remember it?

Make English words Spanish by adding an "o" on the end

Not only does it not make any sense, but by doing this, it makes fun of another language and turns it into a joke. The same goes for plays on the holiday name, so no parties or themes like "Cinco de Drinko."

You can make a margarita cupcake or a fun cocktail, or have dinner at a family-owned Mexican restaurant. There are plenty of ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo without doing any of the three above.

Cinco de Mayo: Five things you didn’t know

Cinco de Mayo is upon us. Many will be celebrating the holiday with margaritas and Mexican food.

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Here are five facts about the Mexican holiday that you can use to impress your friends:

1) Despite a common misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. The holiday celebrates the  Battle of Puebla , where, against all odds, the Mexicans made a stand against an invading French army in 1862.

2) Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than it is in Mexico, with the exception of the city of Puebla. Mexico holds more of a celebration on its  Independence Day, September 16, than it does on Cinco de Mayo.

3) The holiday means big business for the avocado industry. The  California Avocado Commission says that Americans consume around 81 million avocados during Cinco de Mayo.

4) Chandler, Arizona, has a unique way of celebrating Cinco de Mayo. It hosts a Chihuahua race every year.

>>  Quiz: How much do you know about Cinco de Mayo?

5) The 2010 U.S. Census estimates that about 31.8 million U.S. residents are of Mexican origin. The largest concentration of Mexican-Americans is in Los Angeles, the city that holds the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the U.S.

Woman turns son's hospital bed into giant Easter basket

A woman turned her son’s hospital bed at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, into a giant Easter basket, and social media loved it.

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The hospital posted the image on its Facebook page on Monday. Within 24 hours, the post has nearly 2,000 likes and nearly 400 shares.“The lengths great parents will go to for their precious children,” one commenter wrote. 

The family is showing support for the post and have commented that they hope this becomes a trend for patients at the hospital every Easter.

WATCH: Melania Trump seems to nudge president during national anthem at Easter Egg Roll

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump presented the first White House Easter Egg Roll of the new administration. Though the event kicked off without a hitch, there was a very brief moment that caught some journalists’ eyes.

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As the national anthem played, the first lady lightly tapped the president to indicate that it was time to place his hand over his heart:

Some openly mocked the president after:

Photos: White House Easter egg roll

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host their first White House Easter egg roll.

Inside Mar-a-Lago as Trump spends Easter in Palm Beach

Though President Donald Trump for the most part has stayed out of public view since arriving Thursday evening in Palm Beach, photos and videos shared on social media from his Mar-a-Lago Club provide a look at how the president is spending his weekend.

Trump, who is expected to leave Palm Beach on Sunday afternoon, went to his Trump International Golf Club in suburban West Palm Beach on Friday and Saturday, spending several hours there each time. The White House has not confirmed if the president was golfing. 

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The president is joined this weekend by first lady Melania Trump, who visited a local home for victims of domestic abuse on Friday

Also spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago: all of President Trump’s children except Ivanka Trump and her family, who are in Canada for Passover. Trump’s children, Mar-a-Lago Club members and guests posted images as they celebrated the holiday.

Donald Trump Jr. shared this photo on Instagram of his daughter, Kai, with her grandfather Thursday evening.

More photos posted at Mar-a-Lago this weekend:

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'SNL' brings laughs with Jimmy Fallon's Kushner, Melissa McCarthy's Spicer as Easter Bunny

Jimmy Fallon, Melissa McCarthy and even the Easter Bunny got in on the action this week as "Saturday Night Live" took its latest jabs at President Donald Trump's administration.

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In the comedy show's first live coast-to-coast broadcast, host and "SNL" alum Fallon joined Alec Baldwin's Trump in the cold open, an "Apprentice"/"America's Next Top Model"-style showdown between White House advisers Jared Kushner (Fallon) and Steve Bannon, played by cast member Mikey Day dressed as the Grim Reaper.

"Jared, Steve, standing before me are my two top advisers, but I only have one photo in my hand," Baldwin said. "That's right; tonight is elimination night."

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Baldwin-as-Trump praised Fallon's silent Kushner for taking "the most beautiful photos," then slammed Day's Bannon for taking "the worst photos I've ever seen in my life, I'm not joking. When I see a photo of you, it makes me want to puke."

After naming Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, the winner, Baldwin's Trump quipped, "Jared, you're such an inspiration. You show everyone that if you were born rich and marry my daughter, you can do anything you want."

>> Watch the sketch here

Later in the show, special guest McCarthy reprised her popular impression of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer – this time dressed as the Easter Bunny.

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"Everybody shut up so I can apologize," McCarthy said, mocking Spicer's apology for multiple blunders while comparing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler. "Yes, you all got your wish this week, didn't you, huh? Spicey finally made a mistake."

McCarthy-as-Spicer continued: "I know they're not really called Holocaust centers. Duh. I know that. I'm aware. I clearly meant to say concentration clubs, OK? Let it drop."

McCarthy's Spicer added that he's "sensitive to the fact" that Jews "were sent there on trains, but hey, at least they didn't have to fly United, am I right?"

10 beautiful quotes to share with loved ones on Easter, Good Friday

Looking for some inspirational words to commemorate Good Friday or Easter Sunday? You’ve come to the right place.

We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite quotes or sayings, including a mix of both religious expressions and enlightening words about the spring season.

>> Related: Why is it called Good Friday and what’s so good about it? 

1. “Our lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime.” — Martin Luther

2. “Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” — 1 John 3:18

3. “I believe in Christ, like I believe in the sun - not because I can see it, but by it I can see everything else.” — C.S. Lewis

Related: Easter 2017: When is it; what is it; why isn't it the same date every year?

4. “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” — Romans 8:18

5. “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.” — Dwight L. Moody

>>Related: Easter 2017: Which restaurants are offering Easter brunch deals? 

6. “Easter is a time when God turned the inevitability of death into the invincibility of life.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough

7. “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” — Proverb

8. “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” — Anne Bradstreet

9. “The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” — Unknown

10. “A man who was completely innocent offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” — Mahatma Gandhi

>> Related: Easter 2017: How to make the perfect hard boiled eggs for Easter egg dying

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