¡FELIZ CINCO DE MAYO! Celebrating Mexican Culture

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in México, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

México is known for its delicious food, but this beautiful country has so much more to offer! 🙂 Being of Mexican descent, Cinco de Mayo to me is a mixture of celebrating México’s history and heritage, but it’s also about celebrating its present day culture, people, and achievements. And, like other countries, México has its share of struggles, but I hope that over time the country and its people will learn to work together and overcome their struggles.

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I’m proud to mention that México is the birthplace of many talented & famous people, including some of the following:

AUTHORS & POETS: Carlos Fuentes Macias (“The Death of Artemio Cruz,” “The Old Gringo,” “Aura”), Octavio Paz Lozano (“The Labyrinth of Solitude” & 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature), Juan Rulfo (“Pedro Páramo,” “Aura”) Laura Esquivel (“Like Water for Chocolate”), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. *Other famous non-native authors who call México home include: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (“One Hundred Years of Solitude,” “Love in the Time of Cholera”) resides in Mexico City, Elena Poniatowska (“La noche de Tlatelolco”)

ARTISTS, PAINTERS, ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Enrique Norten, Javier Senosiain, Arquitectura en Proceso, Tatiana Bilboa, Erick Sakal, Mauricio Vales Orozco

MUSIC ARTISTS & GROUPS: Thalía, Belinda, Julieta Venegas, Paulina Rubio, Ana Gabriel, Alejandra Guzmán, Luis Miguel, Vicente & Alejandro Fernández, Aleks Syntek, Pepe Aguilar, Marco Antonio Solís. Mexican Music Groups: Maná, Café Tacvba, Camila, Sin Bandera, Reik, Belanova, RBD

ACTORS: Genesis Rogriguez, Christian Meier, Salma Hayek, Barbara Mori, Kate del Castillo, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Eduardo Verastegui

FASHION DESIGNERS: Christian Cota, Trista, Paola Hernández, Teamo, Carlo Demichelis

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo & Viva México!, ¡Viva México!, ¡Viva México! 🙂

Thalía – A Quien Le Importa
Thalía – Amor a la Mexicana
Thalía – I Want You
Belinda – Noche Cool
Belinda – Luz Sin Gravedad
Julieta Venegas – Eres Para Mi
Julieta Venegas – Algo Esta Cambiando
Julieta Venegas – Me Voy
Aleks Syntek & Kylie Minogue – In my Arms
Aleks Syntek – Duele el Amor
Luis Miguel – No Se Tu
Luis Miguel – Fria como el viento
Maná – Labios Compartidos
Maná – Angel de amor
Café Tacvba – Eres
Carlos Santana & Michelle Branch – The Game of Love
Belanova – One, Two, Three, GO!
Belanova – Baila Mi Corazón

About Maria
Hi. Bonjour. Hola. Ciào. Guten Tag. Nǐ Hǎo. Oi I love all things pertaining to design including Fashion, Décor/Interior Design, Art, Sculpture, Architecture, and Photography. I'll also feature things relating to my other favorite things including: Food, Music, Travel, and Literature. Join me on my journey of discovering and enjoying inspiring things! Carpe diem & savor the joys of life! x♥x♥ Maria

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