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THE 5TH OF MAY.

THE 5TH OF MAY.

By Bobby Hundreds

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held onMay 5. It is celebrated nationwide in theUnited States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride,and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of theAmerican Civil War.In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate theMexican army‘s unlikely victory overFrench forces at theBattle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of GeneralIgnacio Zaragoza Seguín.Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is notMexico’s Independence Day,the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th.”

— Wikipedia

Cinco de Mayo is a perfectly good reason to throw an awesome party.”

— The Hundreds

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