Cinco de Mayo

cinco de mayo

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo this past Thursday, Holly and I hosted a program where we served virgin margaritas and discussed the history and importance of this holiday. We started by asking everyone what they knew about Cinco de Mayo, and the only thing everyone knew was that it’s not Mexico’s Independence Day which is in September. Cinco de Mayo is to celebrate Mexico’s victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This was an incredible victory for Mexico since at this time the French Army was considered the strongest in the world. The Civil War had just started in the United States, but there were talks of a truce in order to help Mexico defeat the French after this battle. Unfortunately, since the battle this holiday has turn into a marketing holiday in over to sell alcohol and Hispanic dishes. Please keep in mind the true history of this holiday the next time you celebrate it.

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