Haven’t updated to get stuff in my life together. Hope everyone has been doing great? :)
ohbutlifegoes0n said: I hardly speak spanish, I don't look Mexican, I grew up in white suburbs, my parents both speak Spanish. My aunts, uncles and cousins are the exact same way.. We're just a big mexican family though and so many of those posts I laugh so hard . ! But correct me if I'm wrong . I though cinco de mayo wasnt really celebrate by Mexico , more so America ? ;p
I’m glad you enjoy the blog :)
And Mexico does not really celebrate Cinco de Mayo, mainly in the area of Puebla, but I’m not sure to what extent, I’ve never been to that part of Mexico.
sydney8787 said: do you have a mohawk. cuz every mexican i know has one.
No, I do not. Mostly because I’m female and we prefer to keep the hair long :) lol
o-ish-ii-deactivated20121205 said: Hello! Hope you don't mind if I add to that tid-bit about Asians in Mexico. We have a photo of my great-great-grandfather, and if you don't read the description in the back, you would have guessed the photo was taken in Japan, which is where he was from, but the photo was taken in Aguascalientes. And on my dad's side, well, let's just say that the Lebanese and Italian blood runs thick! I agree, Mexico is ethnically diverse, it's beautiful!
Sorry, posting this a week after lol, but thanks for this! :)
History of Cinco de Mayo: Battle of Puebla
In 1861 the liberal Mexican Benito Juárez (1806-1872) became president of a country in financial ruin, and he was forced to default on his debts to European governments. In response, France, Britain and Spain sent naval forces to Veracruz to demand reimbursement. Britain and Spain negotiated with Mexico and withdrew, but France, ruled by Napoleon III (1808-1873), decided to use the opportunity to carve a dependent empire out of Mexican territory. Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landing a large French force and driving President Juárez and his government into retreat.
Cinco de Mayo in Mexico
Within Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in the state of Puebla, where Zaragoza’s unlikely triumph occurred, although other parts of the country also take part in the celebration. Traditions include military parades, recreations of the Battle of Puebla and other festive events. For many Mexicans, however, May 5 is a day like any other: It is not a federal holiday, so offices, banks and stores remain open.
Cinco de Mayo in the United States
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations. Chicano activists raised awareness of the holiday in the 1960s, in part because they identified with the victory of indigenous Mexicans over European invaders during the Battle of Puebla. Today, revelers mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods such as tacos and mole poblano. Some of the largest festivals are held in Los Angeles, Chicagoand Houston.
Confusion with Mexican Independence Day
Many people outside Mexico mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence, which was declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla. That event is commemorated on September 16, the anniversary of the revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s famous “Grito de Dolores” (“Cry of Dolores”), a call to arms that amounted to a declaration of war against the Spanish colonial government in 1810.
out-lier said: To address all the questions about Asian ancestry out there. The Spanish brought Filipino people over to Mexico, I'm Filipino and Spanish. My Grandma always tells me stories that her Grandmother told her about Asians in Mexico. In Yucantan, there is a lot of Koreans living there. So yes there is Asian ancestry in Mexico, Btw I lived in Mexico for a period of time so I consider myself Mexican
Thanks for sharing :)