Thursday, May 5, 2011

History of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone. Raise that cervesa and tequila and enjoy your day.

The gals from Much Cheaper Than Therapy

1 comment:

catslady said...

We're going to be celebrating at our American Legion tonight which seems appropriate for this moment in time. Happy Cinco de Mayo.