Cinco De Mayo Essay by The Research Group

Cinco De Mayo
An explanation on the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo.
# 73448 | 1,808 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Anthropology (Cultural) , History (General)

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This paper describes the Mexican holiday known as Cinco de Mayo. It then goes on to place Cinco de May in its historical context, recounting the events that led to the Mexican victory at Puebla in 1862. Finally, it discusses Cinco de Mayo as a present day tradition and how it is celebrated both in Mexico and the United States.

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"The Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo is more than just a day of celebration, it is a day when Mexicans around the world recall, maintain and reaffirm their roots. It is a tradition that marks the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla over the French. Since that time no foreign power has ever invaded Mexico and Cinco de Mayo has come to symbolize an end to foreign intervention. According to the American Heritage Dictionary Fourth Edition a tradition is defined as ..."

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