What is Cinco De Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo 2017 – One of the most-celebrated holidays in Mexico is Cinco De Mayo which is observed every fifth of May. The event is in commemoration of the Mexican revolutionaries who fought against the French Army in 1862 during the Battle of Puebla. Every fifth of May, the Mexican capital of Puebla does not have classes or government offices to celebrate this great part of Mexican History.
The Mex Online described that the Battle of Puebla occurred during the time when Mexico was on the verge of chaos and violence. During that time, Mexico was under the colony of Spain. It was in 1821 that it gained full independence from Spain.
The battle of Puebla was one the most remarkable battles in the history of Mexico, there are two main reasons why the battle of Puebla should be given significance value and honor. First, even in the fact that they were totally outnumbered, the Mexicans still won and defeated the more armed French army.
“This battle was significant in that the 4,000 Mexican soldiers were greatly outnumbered by the well-equipped French army of 8,000 that had not been defeated for almost 50 years.”
Second, no county in America has later been attacked by any other European countries.
Cinco de Mayo, as defined by Britannica Online, is celebrated with colorful parades and programs. There are also reenactments of what happened during the Battle of Puebla. The event has usually been looked forward to by many. Local and foreign tourists flock to this area in order to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo. Aside from Mexico, the Cinco de Mayo holiday is also being celebrated in some parts of the United States, especially in areas where there are big populations of Mexican-American people.
UCLA, said that the Cinco de Mayo has now become more commercialized compared to its earlier years of celebration.
Meanwhile, the Cinco de Mayo is a great time for merry and colorful festivals. This is also the time of the year where people in Mexico, especially the City of Puebla, can bond together and commemorate the heroes who offered their lives during the Battle of Puebla. Families and friends are out in the streets to enjoy the street parties and parades. Street foods are also evident during this celebration and drinks are also overflowing. It is, indeed, a festival where foreign tourists and locals can enjoy very much.
What makes Cinco de Mayo more exciting is that it does not only bring out the creativity and jolly disposition of the people of Puebla, but it is also an epitome of how people value history. It shows how Mexicans still value the heroes who fought for the freedom that the Mexicans are enjoying right now.
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