Tag: holiday

Why do we Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

We celebrate because it is the Mexican Independence day right? Wrong.  Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s independence day, that is on September 16th.  Cinco de Mayo, meaning May 5th in Spanish, commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo in Mexico […]

The Origin of St. Patrick’s Day in America

Back in the 17th century, St. Patrick’s Day was a religious feast day commemorating the death of St. Patrick who brought Christianity to Ireland.  The holiday was primarily religious and very quiet with no parades, festivals or public events and bars weren’t even open.  Not until the 20th century was St. Patrick’s Day even considered […]