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Cinco De Mayo History

Aaron Sanchez: Do Cinco de Mayo Like a Mexican

American Food Roots | Posted 07.05.2014 | Taste
American Food Roots

Cinco de Mayo is more than an excuse to drink margaritas.

Creative Entertaining: It's Fiesta Time!

Rana Florida | Posted 07.05.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

Today is the fifth of May and that means Cinco de Mayo gatherings are in full swing. Here are some creative tips to host your own Cinco de Mayo fete.

Cinco De Mayo Quiz! Test Your Mexican History Knowledge

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2013 | Latino Voices

Cinco de Mayo quiz time! Yes, you've been celebrating this Mexican holiday for as long as you can remember (if you can remember...), but before th...

The Potential Behind Latino Consumers

VOXXI | Luis Carlos Lopez | Posted 07.29.2013 | Latino Voices

In a not so distant past, corporate sponsorship and Latino advocacy groups were like oil and water. It wasn’t until the mid 1980′s when compani...

Organize Pro-Immigration Celebrations On Cinco De Mayo

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 07.06.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

Cinco de Mayo could become meaningful again, as a day for Immigrant Rights, a day for American Latinos to march and be proud of their heritage and accomplishments. Bridge the day and it's national prominence with the spirit of May Day, and turn a commercial fiesta of drinking, into a party celebrating both the heart and the mind, highlighting recognition and reconciliation.

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

America’s Cinco De Mayo Is Not Mexico’s Cup Of Tea | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 05.05.2012 | Latino Voices

Before you buy your plane ticket to Mexico to get the real Cinco de Mayo experience, make sure you don’t go looking for an American-style Mexican St...

PHOTOS: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With 'Mexican Kitch' Art

Posted 05.06.2012 | Books

Happy Cinco De Mayo! If you'd like to expand your cultural horizons with more than just queso and margaritas, check out these lovely crafts that are a...

More to Cinco de Mayo Than Meets the Eye

Jim Noles | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Jim Noles

Truth be told, I like ice-cold Corona as much as the next guy. And if the party happens to fall on a pleasant Saturday afternoon in May, so much the better. Nevertheless, if we let the light-hearted celebration obscure the origins, then we do the day a disservice.

Carlos Harrison

Cinco De Mayo: A Tequila Shot For Mexican Tourism | Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.05.2012 | Latino Voices

It might be a tequila shot for tourism. Mexico, battling bad drug-war publicity and the hangover from a weak U.S. economy, is trying to bolster its...

What Does Cinco De Mayo Mean?

Ryan Craggs | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

First, it's not Mexican Independence Day. So throw that idea out. There are a couple of ways to approach the question, "What does Cinco de Mayo me...

Cinco de Mayo's Link To Slavery, Civil Rights For Blacks

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 07.02.2012 | Latino Voices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Here's what Cinco de Mayo has become in the U.S.: a celebration of all things Mexican, from mariachi music to sombreros, marked b...

Cinco de Mayo, Primero de Mayo and the Birth of the United States of América

Roberto Lovato | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

Thirty years, millions of mobile devices and a massive wave of migration later, Latinos have largely forgotten the meaning of Cinco de Mayo.

What Is Cinco De Mayo?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

Cinco de Mayo is more than just another excuse to party. The holiday, which is celebrated more abroad than actually in Mexico, commemorates the Ba...

Cinco De Mayo History: 7 Must-Know Facts About The Annual Celebration (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cinco De Mayo, or the Fifth Of May, is being celebrated today in Mexico and parts of the United States. The observance commemorates a major moment in...

Why Do We Celebrate Cinco De Mayo? What It Is, What It Means

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There's a lot of questions out there today, the 5th of May or Cinco De Mayo. And misconceptions too: like today is Mexico's Independence Day. It's not...

'How Do You Say Happy Cinco De Mayo In Spanish?' Search Query Confuses Google (PICTURE)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Today, May 5, is Cinco de Mayo, and there's no shortage of people stumped as to how to one says "happy Cinco de Mayo" in Spanish. These people have...

Cinco de Mayo: Not Mexican independence Day!

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

It's actually a Mexican-American holiday, and over the years has become the official Mexican ethnic day. In other words, it's a harmless, if totally fake holiday.

Does Anybody Know What Cinco de Mayo Is All About?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Cubias

Cinco de Mayo more about national pride and standing up to imperialist Europeans. I guess it's sort of like Americans celebrating the Battle of New Orleans from the War of 1812.

Cinco De Mayo: 5 Fun Ways To Celebrate (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While not the official Mexican Independence Day, which falls on September 16, Cinco de Mayo might just be the quintessential celebration of freedom fo...

Cinco De Mayo: White People's Excuse To Let Loose

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hola, everybody! Happy Cinco De Mayo! Don't speak Spanish? Curious what all the fuss is about? Look no further because the answers to all your questio...