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  • Launchpad: Mexican Holidays

    Created August 26, 2010
  • Launchpad: Esperanza Rising

    Created August 26, 2010

    Launchpad: Mexican Holidays

    Mexico and Its National Holidays

     

    Comparing El Grito de Dolores and Cinco de Mayo

    El Grito de Delores and Cinco de Mayo are Mexican holidays. Both commemorate battles fought by the Mexican people in the nineteenth century against European colonizers. El Grito de Delores, Mexico's Independence Day, commemorates the beginning of Mexico's war for independence against the Spanish in September, 1810. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla against the French in May of 1862.

  • The American Civil War: on the eve of the war

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    Mexican Constitution is adopted

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    February 5, 1917

    First Spanish settlement in the New World is founded by Christopher Columbus

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    December 26, 1492

    Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

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    November 7, 1813

    Christopher Columbus is introduced to maize (corn) by Indians of Cuba

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    November 5, 1492

    Cinco de Mayo, a national holiday in Mexico

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