Photo of the Day: Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Cinco de Mayo

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Is it time for one of these yet…


Here’s some quick facts about today:

  • Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May.
  • The Mexican army won the battle despite being smaller and ill-equipped.
  • Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s independence day from Spain, which occurred in 1810 and is celebrated on September 16.
  • In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is observed with political speeches and battle reenactments.