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Cinco de Mayo

Introduction

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some recognition in other parts of the Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico’s Indipendence Day, which is actually September 16.

Everything you need to know about … Fiesta History

Keynote:

San Antonio ‘Fiesta’ is officially pronounced in ‘effect’ on the 3rd Friday of every April and ends on the last Sunday night of April. 10 days of ‘fun & frolick.’ ‘Happy Fiesta!’

¡Mexicanos, Viva México!

Shortly before dawn on September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla made a monumentous decision that revolutionized the course of Mexican history. Within hours, Hidalgo, a Catholic priest in the village of Dolores, ordered the arrest of Dolores’ native Spaniards. Then Hidalgo rang the church bell as he customarily did to call the Indiansto mass. The message that Hidalgo gave to the Indians and mestizos called them to retaliate against the hated gachopines or native Spaniards who had exploited and oppressed Mexicans for ten generations.

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