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The Celebration of Cinco de Mayo

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The Celebration of Cinco de Mayo

Haley Layne, writer

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On Sunday May 5th many Del Campo students and their families took the time and celebrated Cinco de Mayo.  

This is an annual celebration, used to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire and the leadership over General Ignacio Zaragoza.  Although the Mexican Army won the war, Mexico still fell under French control for a total of five years following the battle.

Cinco de Mayo was declared a national holiday on May 9, 1862 by President Benito Juarez.  However as of now it is not considered a national holiday in Mexico. The United States adapted the celebration of the holiday in 1933 when President Roosevelt created the “Good Neighbor Policy” to improve relations with Latin American countries.

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated by dressing up as Mexican and French soldiers and recreating the battle. There are also parades featuring streamers, balloons, and flowers.  They eat many different Mexican dishes, and dance and spend time together.

In the United States people celebrate by promoting Mexican services and goods, mostly food, drinks, and music.  A lot of people hand out banners, schools organize lessons and events to inform the students about the history of the date.  In some areas local street events and parades are held.

Norlee Jackson, a student at Del Campo high school, celebrated the holiday with friends and had this to say “ I celebrated Cinco de Mayo with two of my friends and their family. We ate authentic mexican food played games together, and listened to music while spending time together and celebrating the holiday.”  

While Del Campo has a wide variety of students, there is still room for us to grow and expand our knowledge of Cinco de Mayo.  Taking the time to teach the history, of the holiday, and simply celebrating to support the meaning. This could introduce new and stronger relationships at our school, while making EVERY student feel supported, welcomed, and understood.   

 

About the Writer
Haley Layne, Staff Writer

Haley is a senior at Del Campo high school, attending all four years of school here.  She enjoys creative writing, and has notebooks full of poems and...

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