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May 5, 2022

Cinco De Mayo is typically celebrated in the U.S. as a cringe drinking holiday but originally it was celebrated in Mexico for a very different reason. John Iadarola and Viviana Vigil break it down on The Damage Report.
Read more here:
How Cinco de Mayo Got Its Start Because of California's Mexican Americans - https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/how-cinco-de-mayo-got-its-start-because-of-californias-mexican-americans?utm_source =pocket_mylist
"In the spring of 1970, Dr. David Hayes-Bautista didn't know much about Cinco de Mayo other than the day commemorated the Mexican Battle of Puebla against the French. To him and his fellow UC Berkeley classmates he had gathered with to celebrate, Cinco de Mayo symbolized a David vs. Goliath myth about a small army overtaking its mighty invader. He assumed the holiday originated in Mexico, but it wasn't until decades later after combing through Spanish language newspapers that Hayes-Bautista, UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC) director, discovered the true origins of one of the United States' biggest party holidays."
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