San Antonio Sabbatical

Cinco de Mayo (cultural holiday)

Posted on: November 4, 2010

The fifth of May is a Mexican holiday which commemorates Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla (May 5, 1862).  Celebrations occur primarily in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and in the United States.  Mexican cultural pride is seen in displays of the Mexican flag, preparation of Mexican food and drink, and strong attendance at parades.  May 5th is full of food, fun, and festivities.  There is lots of music, dance, and entertainment.  I just finished reading a wonderful children’s book (in Spanish), Cinco de Mayo: Se celebra el orgullo by Carol Gnojewski.

For more information, click on the links below:

(1)  Cinco de Mayo (video)

(2)  The History of Cinco de Mayo

(3)  Cinco de Mayo!  More than just a Fiesta

(4)  Cinco de Mayo 

(5)  Cinco de Mayo:  Understanding the Holiday’s History




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