I write a comment every year, only shorter, to go with the times.
It is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day, fixed at whim by Porfirio Díaz on September 15th (his birthday… coincidence?).
NOT the utmost symbol of foreign invasions… Invasions are not celebrated but mourned, as Mexico mourns on the 13th of September, the same year that half the territory was lost and a foreign flag flown at Chapultepec Castle.
YES it is a day off in Mexico, or so it was before Salinas and the PAN imported the US Holidays. Cinco de Mayo like Thanksgiving or Presidents Day generates a long recess.
Here my quiz for all those set on owning Happy Cinco!
What do we celebrate today?
a) The battle that took place before the Second Empire headed by Maximilian of Habsburg was established.
b) The battle at which six young cadets died.
c) The final defeat of President Santa Anna
d) The battle marked by the order to close the Bakery of Tacubaya
e) The first time the Mexican Anthem was used.
f) None of the above.
g) All of the above.
Next I give you a list of wars (battles) and dates so you fill the parenthesis with the right date.
Guerra de los pasteles (Pastry War) ( )
Guerra de Reforma o Guerra de los Tres Años (Reform War) ( )
Independencia de México (War of Independence) ( )
Revolución de Ayutla (Battle of Ayutla) ( )
Revolución Mexicana (Mexican Revolution) ( )
Segunda Intervención (Second Intervention) ( )
1810, 1821, 1838, 1848, 1854, 1857, 1862, 1910.
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