Cinco de Mayo

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Delilah Rose

Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Madison Tlachac, Reporter

Cinco de Mayo was on Sunday, May 5th. However, most people have a misconception of what this day represents. Most Americans assume that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s independence day, yet it celebrates the Battle of Puebla. The Battle of Puebla was when the outnumbered Mexican army defeated the French resulting in them retreating. Again, Cinco de Mayo has a misconception of being Mexico’s independence day, and for some, it is another day to party. Therefore, take a moment to research, read, or discuss what Cinco de Mayo means.