Cinco de Mayo

Andrew Devaney

History

Cinco de Mayo is (was) celebrated commonly by Mexican Americans on the basis of Mexico's victory over the French in 1862. Celebrated on the fifth of May, Cinco de Mayo generally includes activities such as music and dancing. It also serves as and opportunity for various foreign cultures to experience a few Mexican traditions, lending to a broadening of cultural understanding. Although it has been stated that there are apparently few Mexicans that celebrate Cinco de Mayo, separate cultures have taken it upon themselves to celebrate this Mexican holiday.

Opinion

I would not celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It seems rather interesting and entertaining, but I am not overly-enthused by the concept of a party, regardless of the implications of a separate culture. I am not interested in an elaborate festival.
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