Cinco de Mayo Trade Days

Cinco de Mayo Trade Days

Cinco de Mayo Trade Days

In the book, he called "Cinco de Mayo" a "fake holiday recently invented by beverage companies".

"Tomorrow's going to be an exciting day, we have Cinco de Mayo, we're going to have a Cinco de Mayo party", said Watson.

Campus Reform obtained the email from VP of Student Development Judi Biggs Garbuio to students ahead of the Mexican holiday that is celebrated on the fifth of May. The victory provided a significant morale boost to the Mexican people and came to serve as a symbol of the country's spirit and perseverance. Though far outnumbered, Mexicans led by General Ignacio Zaragoza fortified the small town of Puebla de Los Angeles and forced the French to retreat after losing close to 500 soldiers, according to History.com.

In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico.


Magic Valley people and businesses are getting ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.

Major Brands will also be giving free ride vouchers outside three restaurants from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. In the years since then, the holiday has morphed into more of a celebration of the food and drinks of Mexican rather than paying homage to a battle. In the USA the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.

Despite the controversies, many American cities and their Mexican communities will be celebrating the day, including Portland, Ore., and Denver.

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