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Cinco De Mayo!!

A Few things you may not have known about Cinco De Mayo....

#1.)  It is NOT Mexican Independence Day.  Mexican Independence Day is September 16th.  It's called "Grito de Dolores", and it commemorates the day in 1810 when a Catholic priest declared war on Spain.
  
#2.)  It's a Celebration of a Victory Over France.  In 1861, Mexico defaulted on loans from a bunch of countries in Europe.  The next year, FRANCE invaded.  The French hadn't been beaten in 50 years, but on May 5th, 1862, the Mexicans won the Battle of Puebla.
  
#3.)  It's WAY More Popular in the U.S. Than It Is in Mexico.  It's not even a national holiday In Mexico.  If it's celebrated at all, it's mostly celebrated by people near the city of Puebla, where ithe battle occured,  in the southeastern part of Mexico.
  
--It only became popular in the U.S. in the '50s and '60s, partly because of FDR's 'Good Neighbor' policy of strengthening ties with Latin America.
  
#4.)  It's Also Popular in Malta..??  Malta's an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, just below Italy.  And Cinco de Mayo is supposedly really popular there too . . . because people in Malta love Corona, but who doesn't?!
 
  
#5.)  They Celebrate in Chandler, Arizona by Racing Chihuahuas.  There's no real reason behind it.  Other than the obvious reason that it's AWESOME!!!



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