Do You Know Anything About The Cinco De Mayo Celebration?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    I wonder how many Mexicans living in the U.S. know. I might ask as well How many native born Americans know why the 4th of July is celebrated.
     
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    Sure I know the history etc. of Cinco de Mayo- but I'm not Mexican/Hispanic. And yes, the 4th of July, too.
     
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    I know nothing about cinco de mayo and don't really care. If I were going to move to Mexico I would make the effort to learn their customs as those who move here should learn ours.
     
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    It's a big thing here in California.

    It's also my grandmothers birthday. :)
     
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    I'm not a history buff nor Mexican but I googled it out of curiosity myself.

    Cinco de Mayo is celebrated for the Mexican Army's win over France in 1862 in the Battle of Puebla.

    Fourth of July aka Independence Day in the US is celebrated when the first 13 colonies of the US claimed independence from France on July 4, 1776. Of course I knew this my most of my life:rolleyes:.
     
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    We definitely enjoy the evening!! Head to a local Mexican Restaurant for a good dinner and one or two margaritas. The restaurant has two parking lots and one of them is roped off for a DJ and customers to watch traditional Mexican dancing and Mexican people dressed in Aztec Indian attire and dance. There is also a Mexican singer inside the restaurant in traditional Mexican Mariachi dress singing. It's a very enjoyable evening, if the weather is right outside for the dancers. There are so many people that come to this, that local law enforcement has to direct traffic.
     
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    Many of us Anglos living in the south west and west coast know what Cinco de Mayo is all about. Do you feel the same way about St. Patrick's Day Sheldon?
     
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    My congats on your curiosity Von
     
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    I didn't know anything about it until now...but it's also my Husbands' birthday
     
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    I lived on the Texas-Mexico border for more than twenty years and, of course, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated there, but I didn't get the idea that very many people knew the history behind it, beyond possibly recognizing it as being the Mexican independence day. Mostly, it's used as a celebration of Mexican culture, much as the 4th of July is merely an expression of patriotism and a reason for fireworks for most Americans.
     
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    Back at you @Lon Tanner.

    My curiousity to find out about things has surprised a lot of people who know me. Even if it's just a small fact I see eyebrows raise, it's funny.
     
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    One thing for sure, wife, her girlfriend and husband and myself sure had a blast last night. Couple of free shots of some kind of "kick-butt" Tequila, three small (plastic cups) margarita's for each of us, descent dinner, live Mexican music and dancers and live Aztec Indian costumed Mexican dancers do the Fire Dance. All we can say is.........."what an evening!"
     
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