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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here are 5 facts about the day

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here are 5 facts about the day

But it is also a frequently misunderstood holiday.

Chili's: The restaurant will be offering $5 margaritas and $5 beers on draft served in a commemorative Cinco de Mayo cup that you can take home and use forever! The brewery is calling it Fünf de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day.

The celebration is from 5 midnight Friday and 5:30 midnight Saturday at Central Park. This was exploited by the French President Napoleon III, who thought it would be a fantastic time to try and build an empire there.

Mexico had troubles paying back war debts to European countries, and France had come to Mexico to collect that debt.

On the way to Mexico City, a well-equipped French army of 8,000 encountered 2,000 Mexican men conscripted from the area of Puebla.

During a reception at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House, Pence highlighted the "many contributions to the life of this nation" from those with Mexican heritage. The Mexicans lost fewer than 100. They include displaying of banners and events highlighting Mexican culture, music and regional dancing, as well as school districts holding special events to educate students about its historical significance. Forces under the command of General Igacio Zaragoza, though poorly armed, defeated the French troops. "And that really is what we celebrate in Cinco de Mayo".

Nope. People in Puebla celebrate, as that's where the unlikely victory occurred, but the festivities aren't nationwide.

Cinco De Mayo has been here for many years and its going to continue no matter what he says or does, and us Hispanics, stick together like glue. And it's not about Mexico's independence like many people think. Mexican Independence Day is September 16.

According to its website, LULAC was founded in 1929 and is the oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. It's been big in the United States since Mexican Americans raised awareness for it in the 1960s.

Many Mexican-American leaders took note of downgraded celebration. However, the celebrations have been marred this year by President Donald Trump's stance on undocumented immigrants and the U.S. -Mexico border wall, reports said.

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for "fifth of May".


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