Cinco de Mayo
We’ve probably all celebrated Cinco de Mayo at one point or another in our lives. We have enjoyed the celebrations and delicious foods during this holiday. However, not every one of us knows what Cinco de Mayo actually is.
We are going to share some of the uncommon knowledge about Cinco de Mayo but let's first understand what Cinco de Mayo is.
What is Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo means "May 5". This is a holiday that is celebrated every fifth of May. Many of us remember it as a holiday filled with the fantastic taste of margaritas and the fascinating beats of salsa music.
Let’s find some of the most interesting facts about Cinco de Mayo, its origin, and festivities.
Not Mexican Independence
Many of us think that Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexican Independence Day, but that's not the case because September 16 is the actual Mexican Independence Day. In 1810 on May 5, Roman Catholic Priest Miguel Hidalgo Costilla told the people to revolt against the Spanish regime. It is known to be the start of the Mexican's fight for independence, and Mexican Independence Day was finally declared in 1821.
Cinco de Mayo is actually for Victory
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the victory of Mexico over the French. This happened during the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. During this battle, Mexicans were highly outnumbered, and also they were out of resources, but they still won the battle against the French. They not only killed 500 French soldiers but also lost only 100 soldiers themselves.
Mexicans are not that Excited about Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated mainly celebrated in Puebla and Veracruz. It is celebrated with national zeal where locals usually wear war costumes and re-enact the war scenes and colorful parades. After this re-enactment, singing and dancing are done with zest. However, Cinco de Mayo is not as famous as Independence Day in Mexico, and Independence Day is still celebrated with more zeal than Cinco de Mayo.
Fiesta Broadway in Los Angeles, California, has the most prominent street fair of Cinco de Mayo in the world. LA has been hosting this fair since 1990, and the popularity hasn't gone down at all. You will find food, games, vendor booths, American music, piñata-breaking, and whatnot. It is a not-to-miss street fair for fun lovers.
Texas Loves this Holiday
You might think that a Mexican holiday can't have Texas roots, but we will tell you otherwise. The Mexican army was led by a Texan named Ignacio Zaragoza, 15, when he left Goliad, Texas. A society in Goliad, Zaragoza, celebrates the Cinco de Mayo fiesta with full enthusiasm.Cinco de Mayo gives you the freedom to plan your celebration, and you can make your plans with family, friends, and loved ones.
Happy Cinco De Mayo!