Why Is Cinco De Mayo Important

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Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday in Mexico that has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in both the United States and Mexico. The histories of Mexico and the United States are not two separate history. Cinco de Mayo is a confusing holiday for many people in the United States. It is not about Mexican Independence Day. Mexico celebrates its independence from Spain, which is actually the 16th of September. It commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war. Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated across the United States and Mexico, but more in the United States with the traditions of parades, mariachi music performers and street festivals. On the other hand, Cinco de Mayo has come to symbolize a day of cultural pride for people of Mexican descent in the United States and beyond. The Mexican in California are said to be the first to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It is also believed that they celebrated with other Latin Americans since they all spoke Spanish. Cinco de Mayo promotes capitalize on national pride among international Latino.…show more content…
Mexico owed the European countries money and did not want it to pay it back because of a series of devastating war with the United States known as the Mexican-American War. The Mexican-American War took place 14 years after the United States defeated Mexico. The European countries formed a Triple Alliance to work together to get their money back. However, Britain and Spain came to a negotiation with Mexico and withdrew. As for the France, they seized this opportunity to carve a dependent nation out of Mexican territory. It became clear that Napoleon III did not want the money that Mexico owed him, but to make an empire out of the Latin American
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