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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Today is Cinco de Mayo.  Do you know the true story behind this Mexican holiday?

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Cinco de Mayo PenguinCinco de Mayo (Spanish for “May 5th”, or literally “Five of May”), commemorates the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862, victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The date is frequently confused as being the date of Mexican independence, but it is not. That was actually declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla and is commemorated on September 16th.

Interestingly, Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico and is observed primarily in the state of Puebla. However, in the United States, it has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Festive traditions include parades, piñatas, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and street festivals brimming with traditional foods in cities and towns across the United States.

Learn more about this festive holiday in the video below — then grab an opportunity today to enjoy some Mexican culture and a Margarita in your area.




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Fri. May 6, 2016 Out of respect for Mexican-Americans, I held off sharing THIS story yesterday until today. Perhaps some Ok Wassup! readers saw the video yesterday of Trump proclaimg the following …while eating a taco-bowl. "Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!" — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2016. Well, as you can see above, {yesterday} Donald Trump announced via tweet that he was eating a taco bowl and loves Hispanics. He's also currently polling at about 11 percent among Latinos, which is way down from the 23 percent Mitt Romney got in 2012 and wayyyyyy way down from the 44 percent the last winning Republican presidential candidate, George W. Bush, got in 2004. Will eating a generic Tex-Mex dish help Trump win over this voting bloc? My one-person survey of myself says the answer is No. […]… Read more »
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