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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Pillette Village

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Pillette Village

A year ago, a Republican candidate vying for the party's nomination to be president celebrated Cinco de Mayo - the Mexican Army's victory over France in an 1862 battle - by promoting the only good dish available from the awful Trump Grill located in an office building he owned.

Cinco de Mayo - which literally translates to "May 5" - is not Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16, and marks the start of the war of Mexican independence from Spain. In Puebla and Veracruz, however, Cinco de Mayo is a very important state holiday celebrated with parades, festivals and reenactments. For those out of the loop, here's a refresher on what Cinco de Mayo is all about.

Hint: It has nothing to do with Mexican Independence Day. It's actually the day commemorating the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when Mexican forces defeated the French even though they were woefully outnumbered. And it's not about Mexico's independence like many people think.

Plenty of liberals used Twitter to express not only their satisfaction that Trump won't be celebrating the holiday, but their wish that any and all Trump supporters follow suit. The celebration spread as Hispanic culture grew in the US, getting a commercial boost in the 1980s when restaurants and bars began cashing in on the event.




The 530 Crew U-Jam Fitness performs at the 2016 Latino Outreach of Tehama County Cinco De Mayo event.

The world's largest Cinco de Mayo party is held in...:Los Angeles, California!

"Economically, culturally, in our churches, our towns and cities across this country, the truth is that Mexican-Americans and Hispanic Americans as a whole make a difference in America every single day", he added. "I love Hispanics!" Trump wrote in a tweet.


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