Monday, May 5, 2008

Cinco de Mayo - Courage, Teamwork and Triumph

I've always heard of "cinco de mayo" being a Mexican holiday, but I've never really known what it meant. I mean, I know "cinco de mayo" means the 5th of May, but what does this day celebrate for Mexican culture?

I did a little research and came across this thoroughly informative article. In addition to giving a brief history of this holiday, it gives "cinco de mayo" party ideas, activities and kid crafts.

What Is Cinco de Mayo? The History Behind the Holiday
By Cara J. Stevens

Hola! Get ready to become acquainted with the history, traditions, recipes, and crafts of Cinco de Mayo--a vibrant and festive holiday celebrated by people of Mexican heritage.

Cinco de Mayo, celebrated on the 5th of May, commemorates the triumph of a small Mexican army over French forces in an 1862 battle.

The Battle at Puebla took place only 14 years after the United States defeated Mexico in the Mexican-American War. With a weakened army and lagging national pride, the odds were against the Mexican people. But when French forces..." (Read more)


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