I hope by now you know that Cozumel is in Mexico. If you didn’t, I’m telling you now, Cozumel is in Mexico. You’re welcome. I’m so glad we have that straight now. Whew I feel better about that.
Now that we are all on the same page, let’s discuss Mexico a little bit. First off, why would we be discussing Mexico on a site about SCUBA diving? Well, that would be because we spend a lot of time diving in the pretty blue waters of Cozumel and I thought it would be fun every so often to look at some cultural things of the countries that we’re diving in.
Today is Cinco de Mayo. With that knowledge, first off Feliz Cinco de Mayo. Second off, let’s kick this series off with a look into the Mexican history of Cinco de Mayo.
First off, Cinco is Spanish for 5. Mayo is Spanish for May. So the Fifth of May. Don’t go try to translate Fifth of May though because it gives you a different word for fifth. Keep that in mind J. The United States looks at Cinco de Mayo with a different meaning than the Mexican’s look at this same holiday.
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s victory in 1862 over the French army at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). This tends to be a minor holiday in Mexico.