12 Lesser Known Facts About Cinco de Mayo

facts about cinco de mayo

Let’s get to some facts about Cinco de Mayo. Firstly, it’s not Mexican independence but it does celebrate another victory of the Mexican spirit over the binds of European colonialism. Its origins are found in the Battle of Puebla (de los Angeles) of 1862. During that battle, a small, poorly armed and far less experienced […]

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Friday Canción: Cinco de Mayo Songs

Hola, Otra vez es viernes.  And it’s also almost May 5th once again.  You remember the significance of Cinco de Mayo, right? It was the day in 1862 when a small, armed Mexican battalion faced off against the larger and stronger, invading French forces under the command of Napoleon III.  The steadfast determination of the […]

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Ellen: on memes, dancing and Cinco de Mayo

Did you know that Los Angeles hosts the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world?  Ellen knew!  What Ellen’s audience did not know, was the reason behind the festivity.  But you guys did! Anyway, take a look at this funny clip from Ellen… and enjoy the dancing too.   Hope you are enjoying your […]

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Cinco de Mayo History: The Real Story

Cinco de Mayo History: A tale of the Mexicans, the French and the Austrian Archduke. Every year, many in the US look forward to celebrating Cinco de Mayo. There are beers, tequila, margaritas and food galore.  There are parties celebrated in homes and in bars, on the streets and in squares. But what is Cinco de […]

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