Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

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Cinco De Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May.  Today’s celebration is for Mexico’s victory against the French, who were invading.  It is not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day.  That day is September 16th.   Cinco De Mayo is celebrated mainly in the United States, Mexico, and the state Puebla where the battle took place.  But there are known celebrations in Canada, Jamaica, London, and New Zealand.
The first celebration dates back to the 1860s in California, and for a while only the west coast celebrated Cinco De Mayo, but it soon expanded all across the United States.  What started out as a small celebration of victory grew into the celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. 
On June 2005 Congress made Cinco De Mayo an official holiday. 
Typical celebration entrees include margaritas and Mexican food dishes, for example enchiladas, tacos, guacamole and chips, and so much more. 


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