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Tiempo de Fiesta

richardCinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the United States in Southern California in 1863. In the 1950’s Mexican-American youths hijacked the holiday as a way to build Mexican-American pride. In the 1980’s commercialization of the holiday started and continued to grow into the current celebration of Mexican food, culture, traditions, and of course cerveza that we experience today.
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Cinco de Mayo – What is it all About?

DiegoI’ve noticed that the majority of the U.S. population mistakes Cinco de Mayo as the Mexican Day of Independence. Just to clarify, it’s not.
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Cinco de Mayo: Toasting Success

DavidCinco de Mayo, Spanish for the 5th of May, is not Mexico’s Independence Day! It is actually a celebration of Mexican heritage. This day remembers a battle in 1862 where an outnumbered Mexican militia defeated the well-armed French soldiers at the city of Puebla in Mexico1. Since it is perhaps celebrated more in the southwestern United States than even Mexico, I thought I would take the time to spotlight two individuals of Mexican heritage who, through hard work and determination, found success in the Houston area.
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