What is “Cinco de Mayo” ?
Though many think Cinco de Mayo (“Fifth of May”) is Mexico’s Independence Day, it is actually a commemoration of the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In addition to it’s importance in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is significant to Americans because it represents the last time a foreign army waged aggression in invaded North America. The image below is a piece of art showing the battle in all it’s gloom:
How did we celebrate?
We enjoy this holiday today as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Sarah, an email specialist on our team, visited the 5th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Austin, TX! We also had a nice Mexican Food (though mostly “tex-mex”) pot luck in the office. The video and pictures below are from those events:
From our office potluck: