How is Cinco de Mayo more celebrated in the United States than in Mexico?
Each May 5, Americans increase their consumption of beer, guacamole, nachos and margaritas to celebrate Mexican political parties All over the country.
In the absence of Covid-19, they organized a Latin festival active by mariachi bands, folk dances and special performances.
But how did this date come Celebrate more in the U.S. than in Mexico?One of the main reasons is that many Americans mistakenly believe that May 5th is Mexican independence.
In the past few years, some propaganda campaigns have been carried out to clarify that it is not the celebration of Mexican independence, but the celebration of Mexican independence. Battle of PuebOne kind.
The Mexican army defeated the French army. Battle of Puebla in 1862.
Mexico’s reform war (1857-1861) resulted in the suspension of payments of debts signed with other countries (including England, Spain, and France).Among the first two accepted extensions, France initiated Armed intervention In Mexico.
On the morning of May 5, 1862, although the number of Europeans and the number of weapons exceeded the Mexican army, the Mexican army successfully contained and defeated the French army at Fort Loreto and Fort Guadalupe many times.
Now, the “courage, bravery and patriotism” of these people Ignacio Zaragoza He defended the fortress and achieved a major victory, although not the final victory, for Mexico.
there are many reasons Celebrations prevail in the United States. We explore some of them.
It is said that after five years Battle of Puebla, A group of Mexicans celebrated Texas, The birthplace of General Ignacio Zaragoza. The initial celebration was to chant poems to commemorate his feat.
Zaragoza (Zaragoza) because of its bravery and Rebellious spirit Defend the people from injustice and oppression by the church, landlords and the rich.
This General Ignacio Zaragoza Born on March 24, 1829 in Bahía del Espíritu Santo (Bahía del Espíritu Santo) Coahuila and Texas.After the Texas Revolution, the territory became what it is today Goliad.
In the United States, there are more than 33 million people of Mexican descent, and Zaragoza is a symbol of Mexico and the United States. Therefore, the date of the Battle of Puebla is used to celebrate Mexico America’s Mexican Heritage.
In 1999, the Texas State Senate announced Goliad as a celebration May 5th.
This One He pointed out: “In 1930, the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles held this celebration, which made it formal and brought together Mexicans who had already lived there and new immigrants who had arrived in the United States.”