May 5, 2015

Fruitvale "Transit" Village ~ Cinco de Mayo, 2015





















photos by Styrous®













Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

        












Batalla de Puebla
5 de mayo de 1862
          


In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.  

















Cinco de Mayo 1901 poster







   Fruitvale Transit Village

Mexican Americans as well as "Gringos" celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the Fruitvale Transit Village in Oakland in grand style this last weekend with cultural information, clowns, kids (lots of 'em), food, religious artifacts, music and, of course, dancing, dancing and more dancing.  





























Fiesta, tíos!




   


Styrous® ~ Martes, Cinco de Mayo, 2015 

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