Cinco De Mayo History

Cinco De Mayo History has been in the news a lot lately. Here the latest.

Statement by the President in Honor of Cinco de Mayo

5 May 2013 | 4:43 pm Today we honor the victory of the Mexican people in their fight for freedom at the Battle of Puebla 151 years ago. On Cinco de Mayo we celebrate the contributions and heritage of Mexican Americans and we recognize the strong cultural, familial, and economic ties that bind the United States and Mexico. This week, I was proud to visit Mexico to reaffirm our vision for the Americas as a region of …

Cinco de Mayo banquet honors several local Latino leaders

5 May 2013 | 4:29 am Centro Civico Mexicano honors Robert "Archie" Archuleta, Communidades Unidas and Holy Cross Ministries.

Toledo Mag: Cinco de Mayo!

5 May 2013 | 4:00 am Its considered one of the biggest upset victories in history.

This Date in Mets History: May 5 Piazza sets record for homers by …

5 May 2013 | 3:00 pm Since I've already seamlessly woven some Cinco de Mayo facts into the fabric of this piece, let's use this section to point out that Cy Young threw the first perfect game in modern MLB history 109 years ago today. Two pitchers

This Date in Pro Wrestling History (May 5): 75 years worth of …

5 May 2013 | 12:00 pm A lot happened on this date throughout the history of professional wrestling over the past 75 years. Today, we give you a complete rundown of all the things worth remembering, complete with images and videos of course!

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Brewer fans – Brew Crew Ball

5 May 2013 | 11:00 am If you haven't heard or looked at a calendar, today is Cinco de Mayo, the 151st anniversary of the Mexican army beating French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Wikipedia says " the date is observed in the United States

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Cinco de Mayo: An Illustrated History

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11 Responses to Cinco De Mayo History

  • Eudoria says:

    What Is A Present Day Event In Mexican History? We have to do this time line thing for Spanish class on a certain country, and mine is Mexico. We already have history for several other dates on our time line (Like presidents and wars and stuff) but I can’t find anything for present day events like that.
    Also, please don’t do like holidays and stuff. And “present day” would be sort of like 2010 though the beginning of 2013. Thank you so much

    • Curator says:


      Sunday Mar 31 Easter Day Observance, Christian
      Tuesday Apr 30 Children’s Day Observance
      Wednesday May 1 Labor Day / May Day National holiday
      Sunday May 5 Cinco de Mayo Observance
      Thursday May 9 Ascension Day Observance
      Friday May 10 Mother’s Day Observance
      Wednesday May 15 Teacher’s Day Observance
      Sunday May 19 Whit Sunday Observance
      Thursday May 30 Corpus Christi Observance
      Sunday Jun 16 Father’s Day Observance
      Friday Jun 21 June Solstice Season
      Thursday Aug 15 Assumption of Mary Observance

  • . says:

    What History Do France And Mexico Have Together ? What did the French influence to Mexico? Anything. I’m doing a report. And how many Mexicans have some French descent? THANKS!

    • Curator says:

      France invaded Mexico (1861) and set Maximilian I on the Mexican throne, which lasted until 1867.

      Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated across the entire United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

    • Curator says:

      There is a little bit for everybody in Mexico:

      There are many resort beach areas, around the three seas that touch Mexico, such as Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and the Mayan Riviera on the Caribbean coast; Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Zihuatanejo or Puerto Escondido on the Pacific coast and even some nice but undeveloped beaches near the port cities of Veracruz or Tampico in the Gulf of Mexico. All of them include water sports and outdoor activities: fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving or kayaking are some of them.

      There are many ancient Mayan ruins and pyramids, such as Chichen Itza, Tulum or Uxmal on the Yucatan Peninsula. There are also many other ruins in or around central and southern Mexico, such as Teotihuacan, Monte Alban or The Tajin, belonging to other ancient civilizations such as the Teotihuacans, Zapotecs or Olmecs.

      There is a vibrant night life in and around major cities, including discos, casinos, bars and restaurants on Cancun, Cozumel, Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara or Tijuana.

      There are many beautiful natural landmarks in Mexico, including the Copper Canyon or Barranca del Cobre in the state of Chihuahua, the Cañon del Sumidero in Chiapas or La Bufadora in Baja California, as well as many national parks and biologic reserves such as El Chico, La Malinche, El Vizcaino or El Cielo biosphere and natural reserves. You can go for outdoor biking, hiking or mountain climbing in many of these places.

      All throughout Mexico you can look for their culture and traditions, including gastronomy – which has nothing to do, and is much tastier, than the ‘Mexican food’ you are accustomed to. There are also many handcrafts you can find and take home such as the ponchos or zarapes, fashionable huipil clothing, the all-too-famous Mexican sombreros, Oaxacan black pottery, Taxco silver jewelry, Chiapas amber jewelry or Zacatecan gold trinkets.

      If you want to find out about the history of Mexico, you should go to Mexico City, where you can find some of the largest repositories of Mexican memory, including the Castillo de Chapultepec Museum, the National Museum of Anthropology, the Templo Mayor Aztec ruins and many other museums throughout Mexico City, such as Frida Kahlo’s Museum, Museo de Bellas Artes or Modern Arts Museum, which are devoted to the arts.

      There are of course, thousands of natural and man-made landmarks throughout Mexico that you can visit, such as:
      The Monumento de la Independencia (Independence Monumenr) and Monumento a la Revolucion (Revolution Monument) in Mexico City.
      Forts of Loreto and Guadalupe, where the legendary Cinco de Mayo or Battle of Puebla took place.
      Many colonial downtowns in cities such as Guadalajara, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato or Queretaro.
      Former prison of San Juan de Ulua on the city and port of Veracruz.
      Cenote Dzitnup – underground water spring – on Valladolid.
      Sotano de las Golondrinas (Cave of the swallows) in San Luis Potosi.
      Velo de Novia waterfall in Chiapas, where the famous Predator (1987) movie was filmed.
      Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of the Chrystals) where out-of-this world giant selenite chrystals are found.
      Agua Azul Falls – Chain of powerful beautiful waterfalls located in the Chiapas rainforest. Water of the falls has bright blue color and is rich with lime. Lime is sedimented along the way of the falls, creating unusual natural sculptures and encasings for trees and other objects.
      Arbol del Tule. Located in the southern state of Oaxaca, this Montezuma cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) is one of the oldest trees in the world (1,400 – 1,600 years).
      Monarch butterfly wintering parks. Located in the western and central states of Michoacan and State of Mexico, there are twelve wintering habitats of the monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) with some trees covered with a thick layer of millions of butterflies.
      Coyuca Lagoon. Located on the northern outskirts of the resort city of Acapulco, it is a fresh water lagoon where people can enjoy a wide variety of aquatic activities such as snorkeling, yachting or fishing.
      The Land’s End Arch, unique landmark of Cabo San Lucas on the Baja California Peninsula.

  • Miguel Cotto Robbed May 5th, Needed A KO Against Mayweather, Anybody Mad At All? He didn’t lose the fight 117-111 or 118-110, he lossed 115-113 or it was a draw, FACTS. You can even argue Cotto won the fight 115-113.

    HBO is so biased in commentating every fight for their favorite, and then you know Vegas isn’t going to allow their economic powerhouse to be dealt his first defeat by decision in Vegas. Cotto you did it, you kinda beat Floyd Mayweather or drawed. You’re the second guy to do it after Castillo (part 1).

    Money, you still hold the #1p4p champ spot in my opinion, you didn’t lose the fight, but you didn’t win by any means in the book of true Vegas judging… Miguel came forward and busted you up. You owe this fighter a rematch at very least sometime in the future, The Boriqua fought like a real Mexican on Cinco de Mayo and contained Floyd Mayweather.

    I hope you read this Miguel, you were robbed on the scores at very least. 118-110 LMAO, way off… I hope you signed a rematch clause in case this type of circus were to occur. You probably lost this fight by two rounds that could have gone either way, you displayed great hand/foot work.

    These points were as bad as any other robbery in recent boxing history, just imagine if Cotto won the las two rounds convincingly? Everybody would be screaming robbery, because then Money May would have won 116-112, these judges are a joke… what fight were they watching? Seriously?

    • Curator says:

      The judges were starstruck by Beiber, if Cotto would have KO’d Mayweather, they would have picked up Mayweather, gave him a sip of water and then stopped the fight on account that Cotto couldn’t continue. That’s Vegas boxing, not to mention the robbery of Josesito Lopez vs Jesse Farse I mean Vargas.

    • Curator says:

      May 5, 1862. Mexican armed forces defeated a much larger French force at Puebla. And as some wag has said, this was back when beating the French Army was actually a big deal.

      As to why the French were in Mexico in the first place, it’s complicated. Read a book on Mexican history.

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