Sunday, May 8

Cinco de Mayo is a historical celebration and not the Mexican Independence Day

Cinco de Mayo has gone past us. We may have seen men and women dance to lively music and singing Mexican songs. For non-Mexicans, however, Cinco de Mayo signifies a time for revelry and merrymaking, which include rowdy parties with drunken young men and young women in slutty costumes looking like sexy seƱoritas in high heels.

Far from the rowdy and sexy parties, Cinco de Mayo is actually a historical celebration of the victory of Mexican forces against the French army in 1862. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on the 16th of September. The feast is actually a regional holiday in the town of Puebla. It simply spread throughout other cities in the US because of the immigrant population in those places.

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