What does Cinco de Mayo mean to us?

06 May, 2018, 00:14 | Author: Angel Logan
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Cinco de Mayo marks the date that Mexico's army defeated France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, during the Franco-Mexican War.

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5 every year.

The victory changed the course of Mexican and world history.

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May.

The provincial government is acknowledging one of Mexico's national holidays. At the end of the day, nearly 500 French soldiers were killed while Mexican forces lost less than 100 men. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.

An email to Gonzaga University students warned against "cultural appropriation" on Cinco de Mayo, and said that the holiday has been abused by "non-Mexican individuals". Whatever your style, here's everything you need to know to make it your best Cinco de Mayo ever.

A year before that, as a presidential candidate, Trump marked the annual celebration by proclaiming his love for Hispanics and taking a photo of himself eating a taco bowl in his office at Trump Tower. Mexico's most important national holiday is celebrated September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores (Grito de Dolores) that initiated the 1810 war for Mexican independence from Spain.

Josefina Saldana Portillo, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University told NBC News that the holiday was more of a commercial success for corporate beer companies, who marketed the day in order to increase sales of their Mexican alcohol products.



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