This Day in Texas History: Victory Over French Marks Origin of Cinco de Mayo
This Day in Texas History:
Victory Over French Marks Origin of Cinco de Mayo
May 05, 1862
Along with El Diez y Seis de Septiembre (September 16), on which is commemorated Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s 1810 call for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico, El Cinco de Mayo is one of the Fiestas Patrias, annual celebrations of Mexican national holidays and of the ethnic heritage of Mexican-Americans.
Happy Cinco De Mayo Y’all!
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