Posted in America, Holiday

CINCO DE MAYO (The fifth of May)

cinco-de-mayo-poster-template-for-invitation-for-fiesta-party-vectorHi Guys,

Wow! May is almost over and it’s been a good month so far.  However, I don’t want to leave May without first talking about Cinco de Mayo day, which we observe every year on May 5th.  

Have you ever wondered why Cinco de Mayo day is celebrated here in the United States?  That’s a good questions. 

Here’s why:

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Sunday, May 5 in 2019, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

Talk to you later,

Jenny

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Online reference:  https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

 

 

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Author of two Children's books, "A Surprise for Junior" and "Loony the Loon and the Littered Lake". I am a retired Special education teacher with four children and twelve grandchildren. I have a passion for children reading and getting them into the habit of reading at early ages.

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