Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is more than a day for bottomless margaritas; it’s all about Latin pride! But do you know what it’s all about? Here’s what you need to know. This Cinco de Mayo let’s celebrate Mexican style!

Cinco de Mayo is the most important celebration for people with Mexican heritage in the United States. This is a day when immigrants celebrate their roots and display pride.

The unique date is all about community, too, since Mexican people and even other Latin communities come together to eat and have a drink.

Don’t be surprised to see Mexican restaurants around the country having a special dinner, discounts or live music; the whole country celebrates an authentic fiesta.

Cinco de Mayo is a big deal in the States, and it’s also an important celebration in Mexico. Still, for most people in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is just a regular day — people go to school or work, and no one throws a party out of it. Why is that?

Mexican pride in Mexico is reserved for September 15, the country’s Independence Day. Actually, the entire month of September has a festive vibe not dissimilar to the one felt in the United States around Cinco de Mayo.

The holiday has a historical significance as well. This day, but in 1862, the French army invaded Mexico to overthrow the country’s government and establish a monarchy. The war was brief, and the French won, but they lost one battle against the Mexican army, and that’s the battle of May 5th.

Cinco de Mayo is a way to remember that Mexicans can overcome anything, even beat sophisticated armies on the battlefield. That’s the country’s spirit and one that has a special significance amongst Mexican immigrants.

History of Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is not widely celebrated in Mexico, it’s an important day in its military history, but it’s not even an official holiday. In Mexico, the most important date is September 15, the country’s Independence Day.

So, how did Cinco de Mayo come to be? The date commemorates a historical battle between the Mexican army and the invading French army in 1862. Although Mexico lost the war, it won that one battle on May 5 — that’s Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo was adopted by Mexican immigrants in California to celebrate Latin pride. Yes, May 5 is a holiday in Mexico, but it’s not that big of a deal to what it is in the US.

In the States, Cinco de Mayo is the most significant Mexican party and commemorates more than Mexico’s victory against better and more prepared armies, in this case, the French. It’s a day to show strength and unity.

How to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

For celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Tequila and tacos come to mind, for sure. But this is a day to celebrate responsibly. Let’s show our love to the country’s Latin community!

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