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Happy Cinco de Mayo day

Posted by on May. 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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When : May 5th

On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This single military battle signified defeat of a European colonial power and a victory for the Mexican people. This single battle was the roots of Cinco de Mayo.

Note: Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexican Independence which is celebrated on September 16th.

What Cinco de Mayo has come to be is much more than one battle in the colonial history of Mexico. Rather, it has come to signify Hispanic and Mexican pride and a time to celebrate the rich culture.

Today,  this holiday is celebrated by Mexicans, and especially the Hispanic community in the U.S. It is a time of song, dance, partying, and in general a time to be proud to be of Hispanic descent.   







by on May. 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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momofsixangels
by on May. 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

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chrarrington18
by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:17 AM
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
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kavon
by Kaya on May. 5, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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Dodie702
by on May. 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
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Euphoric
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:54 PM

 Happy Cinco de Mayo! margarita time

Alejandra10
by on May. 7, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Yey to the Cinco de mayor even though it past lol
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