Cinco de Mayo

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No, that’s not a type of egg and oil based condiment recipe though it sounds delicious chrome download deutsch kostenlos. Cinco de Mayo is the lively Mexican holiday on the 5th of May (cinco meaning “five” in Spanish. It marks the day in 1862 when the Mexican army defeated the French army in the Battle of Puebla outlook windows 10 download for free. This one defeat then represented the defeat of the European colonial power over the budding Mexican people during the Franco-Mexico War of 1861-1867. Thus it is much like the US’s Fourth of July, though Mexican Independence is celebrated officially on September 16th, since the May 1862 victory was clearly not the end of the war icloud alle bilder herunterladen mac.

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Cinco de Mayo 2012 falls on a Saturday, thus the celebrating will surely be lively and long mail herunterladen mac. This year you can expect festive block parties in certain neighborhoods, jovial family gatherings of course, plenty of tequila shots in the bars out there along with margarita specials, and even skinny dipping pool parties in select hotels (make sure you check before you show up) testo app herunterladen. But it’s not just a Mexican Mardi Gras despite some more touristy exploitations of the holiday. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the achievements and experiences of people with Mexican heritage windows 10 32 bit iso herunterladen. Expect a lot of Hispanic pride in cities like Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver, Chicago, Houston and El Paso (not so much in Alaska… hmm). Schools sometimes organize special lessons or events to educate students about Mexican history and culture, though Cinco de Mayo is not a federal holiday with business closures; when it’s not on a Saturday that is. Viva la weekend celebrations! Grab a taco and watch out for extra wide sombreros, it’s time for some joyous festivities in this lovely Mayo 2012.