In America, we say “the 4th of July” when we talk about our Independence Day. It would seem natural, then, that “The 5th of May” would be the Mexican equivalent. Contrary to popular belief Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of an 1862 battle between an under-armed, poorly trained 2,000 Mexican peasants against a regiment of 6,000 French soldiers under the command of Napoleon III. Clearly, the Mexican army won, hence the celebration every 5th of May!
This observance of the Cinco de Mayo victory is a special symbol for all Mexican people who celebrate their rights of freedom and liberty, honoring those who fought and won against greater odds. Today, on the 5th of May, Cinco De Mayo is celebrated by native Mexicans and Americans everywhere.
Out staff at School Announcement wishes everyone a safe and happy CINCO DE MAYO!!!!