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Have you ever celebrated the holiday of Cinco de Mayo? If you have, then you likely have happy memories of the day. Many cities around the country hold lively festivities to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican heritage. Nevertheless, many people are not even sure what the meaning behind Cinco de Mayo truly is in a historical sense. Once you learn the significance of the day, you will likely be even more excited to celebrate as the next Cinco de Mayo date comes around. Here is a bit of history and some fun facts about the holiday, as well as some ideas about how you and your friends can celebrate!
Even though Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that so many Americans celebrate, do you really know what the day represents? Typically, people assume that the occasion symbolizes an event similar to the Fourth of July in America. This incorrect assumption is only fueled by the fact that Cinco de Mayo means “the fifth of May” in Spanish. Since the moniker of the day so closely resembles America’s independence day, it is not difficult to understand how people have gotten the wrong idea. However, the two holidays are not truly similar. Cinco de Mayo is actually much closer to St. Patrick’s Day according to sociology professor, Jody Agius Vallejo. Instead of celebrating an independence day, Cinco de Mayo really marks a battle victory.
According to the History website (and likely many of our grade school textbooks), Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of the day the Mexican army beat France in 1862 during the Battle of Puebla. The two countries were embroiled in the Franco-Mexican War, and this battle was a significant win for the Mexican army. While in some areas, especially in Puebla, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with parades and battle reenactments, it is not considered a federal holiday. Still, in certain ways and in certain regions, Mexicans do honor the day with some festivities. They just have to occur around regular work and life schedules.
Well, why not!? Cinco de Mayo is a great time for many people around the world to celebrate Latin American culture. We in the US celebrate Mexican heritage with lively music, exceptional cuisine, and in many cases delicious drinks, all of which make for a superb event. According to many sources, as Mexican immigration into the United States increased, so did the size of the Cinco de Mayo celebration. When families and individuals moved to the US from Mexico, they brought many traditions and customs, and Cinco de Mayo was one of them. As discussed above, the original meaning of the day did dissipate as time went on, but the festive day remained.
Many restaurants and establishments with Mexican roots take special notice of the day, and make sure to help their patrons celebrate. Often, there are different parties that are held around cities, and sometimes local bars create unique themed drinks to mark the day. Typically, it depends on the place how they choose to observe Cinco de Mayo. The one thing that is generally true is that the holiday has gained a great deal of popularity over the years, and is a fun way to learn more about a significant day in Mexico’s history and learn more about the Mexican heritage.
Are you interested in celebrating Cinco de Mayo with friends or family? Make the occasion even more fun by sending out an ecard notice that the big day is coming up, or even send one the day-of to remind them what plans you have all decided on to celebrate the holiday. We have Cinco de Mayo ecards funny enough to make your friends laugh out loud, bringing a smile to their faces while they check their inbox. This holiday is a great reason to send someone a fun piece of email that will also remind them to celebrate at the same time.
The Cinco de Mayo ecards free and premium options that are available on our website, allow you to choose just how you want to send your ecard. Free ecards come with advertisements and are available for a period of ten days after you send the ecard. Premium ecards. on the other hand, are available to your recipients for as long as you are a member, and they come without ads. Not sure which option you want? You can always send a free ecard and upgrade it via a button underneath whenever you wish. In addition, if you want to send bunches and bunches of ecards, you might want to consider our membership subscription option. With your membership, each ecard you send will be delivered as a premium ecard. That allows you to ensure that even if your friend or family member is away on vacation, they will still be able to see their ecard once they are back!