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S: celebrating: cinco de Mayo

FC: Celebrating: CINCO DE MAYO

1: celebrating: cinco de mayo by: Abbey Bradley

2: Cinco de mayo, or "the fifth of may", is an important celebration within the Mexican and Latino culture. It is a tradition symbolizing strong Mexican nationalism, defining identity, and cultural education. | pg 1 (UNO)

3: na-tion-a-lism: devotion and loyalty to one's own nation; patriotism. | pg 2 (dos)

4: battle of Puebla | Many people believe that Cinco de mayo is a celebration of Mexico's independence; however, this is not correct. Cinco de mayo is actually a celebration honoring the defeat of the French army in the "battle of Puebla". | pg 3 (tres)

5: pg 4 (cuatro) | This battle took place on may 5th, 1862 in the city of Puebla, Mexico. The French troops had been sent over by their emperor, Napoleon III, to take of the Spanish colony. | Puebla, Mexico | emperor Napoleon III

6: The problem was that the French army was bigger and better equipped than the Mexican army. | pg 5 (cinco)

7: pg 6 (seis) | but under the strong leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza,the Mexican forces joined together and were able to defeat the French. | General Ignacio Zaragoza

8: Since then, the celebration of the victory over the French has become the tradition of Cinco De Mayo. | pg 7 (Siete)

9: over the years, it has spread beyond the borders of Mexico. Cinco De Mayo has turned into a multi-national celebration that reaches out to teach others about the Mexican culture. | pg 8 (ocho)

10: fiestas, or festivities, are held all over north America to celebrate. | pg 9 (nueve) | North America

11: celebrations usually include: *parades *traditional Mexican dancing *Mariachi Bands *traditional Mexican food *Mexican arts & Crafts *symbols representing Mexican heritage *educational exhibits to teach about the Mexican culture | virgin De Guadeloupe | pg 10 (diez)

12: So the next "fifth of May", remember the real reason you are celebrating; and try to learn something new about the Mexican culture. | pg 11 (once)

13: pg 12 (doce) | Resources: | * * * *

18: "Mi corazon esta en Mexico"

24: "A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in." Robert Orben

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