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BX residents celebrate Mexican culture on Cinco de Mayo

19 Мая 2017

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"Many people mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, but it is not".

"As the US 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.

In 1861 Mexico was suffering from financial ruin following years of internal strife. Cortes tried to conquer the Aztec Empire with 500 men. When the Civil War finally ended, the USA forced France to withdraw its troops from Mexico and their empire collapsed.

Roosevelt helped popularize Cinco de Mayo in the U.S.: Cinco de Mayo became a popular holiday in the U.S. after President Franklin Roosevelt enacted the "Good Neighbor Policy" in 1933 to improve relations with Latin American countries.

It also recognizes the many contributions of Mexican-Americans give to our nation.

The battle, pitting 2,000 Mexican troops against 6,000 French, commenced on May 5 and lasted from daybreak through the evening. The Mexicans lost fewer than 100.

The victory was not the battle that won the war, but it held great symbolism for the Mexico during the war, but is minor holiday there and is not considered a federal holiday. We really wanted to experience the end, so we're out in the rain.

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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.

"That the Cinco de Mayo reception has been kicked out of the White House and that the President will not even be attending the Plan B event at the EEOB is not the least bit surprising to us", National Council of La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguía said to CBS News in a statement.

When does Mexico celebrate its independence?

Why is it celebrated in the United States?

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.

Some of the largest celebrations in the USA are held in Los Angeles and in towns throughout the west.

Americans consume 81 million pounds of Avocados on Cinco de Mayo every single year, according to the California Avocado Commission.

Donald Trump's election has bred some uncertainty and fear amongst some people of Mexican heritage in the United States. "I love Hispanics!" Trump wrote in a tweet.

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BX residents celebrate Mexican culture on Cinco de Mayo