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Cinco de Mayo

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About Cinco de Mayo

Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always celebrated on May 5

On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This single military battle signified the 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.   

How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Here are some ways to celebrate and participate in Cinco de Mayo:

  • Celebrate Mexican Independence.
  • Learn more about the Battle of Puebla.
  • Learn more about Mexico’s fight for Independence.
  • Dress in Mexican clothing.
  • Wear a sombrero.
  • Enjoy a margarita for your before dinner cocktail.
  • Hold a Mexican party.
  • Eat Mexican food today. May we suggest Fajitas, tacos, and quesadillas?

Today's Quotes

“Never let fear of striking out get in your way.” – – Babe Ruth

Note: This is not just about baseball and sports. It applies to everything you do.

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