5 facts about Cinco De Mayo you probably didn't know

Russell Contreras  AP File

Russell Contreras AP File

That's right. Your Cinco de Mayo celebration is probably bigger than Mexico's, well unless you live in Puebla and Veracruz.

"As the USA and Mexico continue to be inextricably linked by our history, geography, and people, it is an honor to reintroduce this resolution marking Mexico's victory in the Battle of Puebla and in support of our Mexican-American population, who today still hold this admirable sense of strength and perseverance", said Senator Menendez.

Of course, Trump is better known for calling Mexican immigrants "rapists", cracking down on all those "bad hombres" and pushing for a wildly unnecessary wall on the United States' southern border. However, this is incorrect. It was the beginning of a series of battles that would eventually lead to the full evacuation of the French from Mexico six years later. In 1517, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba landed on the Yucatán peninsula. After realizing that almost 500 French soldiers died while less than 100 Mexican troops had been lost, the French withdrew their army and retreated.

"This one day, Mexico won the battle", he said.

Latino activists and scholars say that ambivalence is bolstered by the hazy history of Cinco de Mayo and by stereotypes exploited by marketers. But Mexican-Americans aren't necessarily encouraged by that tweet or the president's actual positions since, and some have said they are fearful of celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year because Mr Trump has stepped up immigration enforcement since taking office.

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

The 530 Crew U-Jam Fitness performs at the 2016 Latino Outreach of Tehama County Cinco De Mayo event. On that day in 1810, Mexican revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla made a famous call to arms for his fellow men and women to resist Spanish colonial government.

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