Friday, May 11, 2018

Whoops! Cinco de Mayo

Copyright © Françoise Herrmann

Please get this straight for 2019!...

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico’s victory against France, in the Battle of Puebla, in 1861, and not an equivalent of the Fourth of July, south of the border, which would be Mexico’s Independence from Spain in 1821.

Despite all the criticism surrounding the celebration, north of the border, elders in Mexico celebrate with La danza de los viejitos.  

In the YouTube video below, the Orquestro Flor de Dalia de Jarachuaro de Michoacan is accompanying the dancers.

Cabrera, C & L. Lucero II (May 5, 2018) What is Cinco de Mayo? – NY Times
Young, C. (May 5, 2018) The real history of Cinco de Mayo and how its celebrated around the world
Battle of Puebla
Bataille de Puebla
Mexican War of Independence
Guerre d'indépendance du Mexique

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