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Cinco de Mayo and Montage Monday

6 May

“Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to cinco de mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day.” –Joe Baca
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A lot of people think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day…no…no. Literally “the Fifth of May,” Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts. The French army was much larger, better trained and equipped than the Mexicans struggling to defend the road to Mexico City. It rolled through Mexico until it reached Puebla, where the Mexicans made a valiant stand, and, against all logic, won a huge victory. It was short-lived, as the French army regrouped and continued; eventually taking Mexico City, but the euphoria of an unlikely victory against overwhelming odds is remembered every May fifth.
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The McKinney Square celebrated their first Cinco de Mayo celebration yesterday, sponsored by the restaurant, Bien Salsa. Magnificent Mariachi’s performed, as did the Mexico Lindo Ballet Folklorico. A good time was had by all.

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Mexico Lindo Ballet Follorico dances.


The Mariachi band was magnificent, also.

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HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO MIS AMIGOS! Victory against overwhelming odds. I like that.

Here’s my montage for Monday. A week in a peek.

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