Cinco De Mayo Thesis

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I. “Cinco de Mayo”
A. Do you know what that means and stands for?
1. In the Spanish culture I just said May 5th which is when the holiday occurs each year.
B. For many Americans that means enjoying Mexican food and probably a few Margaritas, Tequila or Cold Coronas.
II. Many people outside Mexico mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican Independence.
A. "If you went to any bar in America on May 5th and said, 'what’s this day about?' They would be clueless, and you can't blame the alcohol consumption either.
Thesis statement: Cinco de Mayo is a very unique quote that has been interpreted differently in two main cultures. (American and Mexican Cultures)
I. “Mexican heritage is one of the strongest
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Today, revelers mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods such as tacos and mole poblano. Some of the largest festivals are held in Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.
B. There is some limited recognition of the holiday throughout the country with different levels of enthusiasm, but it's nothing like that found in Puebla.
IV. “Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day.”
A. Cinco de Mayo has to be one of the best holidays in the world for Americans. Americans eat Burritos, tacos, and drink discounted beer (Corona) and Tequila, is there anything better?”
1. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular along the U.S.-Mexico border and in parts of the U.S. that have a high population of people with a Mexican heritage. In these areas the holiday is a celebration of Mexican culture, of food, music, beverage and customs unique to Mexico.
2. The world’s largest Cinco celebration takes place in Los Angeles in honor of the big day.
3. Cinco de Mayo is a popular name for a song.
A. Musical artists like War, Senses Fail, and Liz Phair all have songs titled after the
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