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Feliz Cinco de Mayo

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:58 am    Post subject: Feliz Cinco de Mayo Reply with quote

Just wanted to say that to all my latino/latina people out there.
Here is a little history for you people that don't know what's up!

It commemorates the victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza over the French expeditionary forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Also on 5 May 1901, Ignacio Bravo telegraphed the news of the end of the Caste War of Yucatan with the Mexican victory against the state of Chan Santa Cruz

Contrary to popular belief in the United States, Cinco de Mayo does not mark Mexican independence day. That distinction is reserved for Dieciseis de septiembre "September 16", which is celebrated on the night of September 15 through to the early morning hours of September 16 with a renactment of the Grito de Dolores, (that's where we get the "Viva Mexico Cabrones")the formal call for an end to Spanish rule in 1810, at all offices belonging to the executive branch of government, from the president down to the municipal governments.

the Cinco de Mayo's popularity in here in the United States can be atributed to the Chicano student of the late 60's. members of the MEChA organization in California tought to find a day of celebration that highlighted their largely Mexican ancestry. El Dieciseis de septiembre was like an choice, but, this day proved too early in the school year for college students to efectively organize celebrations. So, Cinco de Mayo became the de facto alternative for these student assemblies. Over the years this holiday grew outside university circles and was fucked by mainstream culture in the Southwest United States. For many Mexican-American communities Cinco de Mayo is an important way to proudly honor Mexican heritage, overshadowing Mexico's Independence Day in significance. Non-Mexican Americans also participate in the celebrations, much in the same manner that non-Irish Americans observe Valentine's Day!, with holiday-themed parties marked by the consumption of Mexican food, tequila and Mexican beer. Wink
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Mari Carmen

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Location: SPAIN (Alicante)

PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 3:31 am    Post subject: Felicidades Reply with quote

Feliz dia desde el continente Europeo. Mas concretamente desde Spain.

For everyone: The official site FOUR BROTHERS is ready.
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