Cinco De Mayo

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Mexican and American Flags, May 5th, Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California

Today, Cinco de Mayo’s actual meaning can be easily lost in an abundance of margaritas—which might causing celebrants to completely overlook the real history of the holiday, which dates back to strife in 19th-century Mexico and the effect of the American Civil War on Latinos living in what’s now the Southwest. Continue reading