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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 5, 2009

Everybody thinks Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, but it’s not!! Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexicans defeating the French when they invaded Mexico. So in a way, it’s kind of like an independence day. Of course lots of adults (and I think you all know the adults I’m talking about) use Cinco de Mayo as an excuse to party and drink margaritas. But really we should just celebrate our neighbors to the south and the battle they endured holding off the French. Just think, what if Mexico had not prevailed? Would French have been the official language of Mexico?

So on this occasion, stop and think about the wonderful job the Mexicans did defending their country, which is very similar to the job we do here in the United States defending our country. And for those of you who are Hispanic – – stop and think you could be speaking French at home instead of Spanish if it weren’t for those fighters in 1862.



¡Vivá Mexico! 🙂   See you in the library!

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