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🌶🇲🇽🌮 TODAY IS OFFICIALLY The Fifth of May 🇲🇽 CINCO DE MAYO 🌮🇲🇽🌶

Originating in the 1860′s with Mexican-American communities in the American West, Southwest and Northwest, the American Cinco de Mayo began as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Today, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is observed annually on May 5 as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “fifth of May.”

The United States Congress issued a Concurrent Resolution on June 7, 2005, calling on the President of the United States to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Cinco de Mayo with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

According to José Alamillo, professor of ethnic studies at Washington State University in Pullman, a 2006 study found there are more than 150 official Cinco de Mayo events across the country.

Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the United States have taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. They include displaying of banners and events highlighting Mexican culture, music and regional dancing, as well as school districts holding special events to educate students about its historical significance. In the U.S., commercial interests have capitalized on the celebration advertising Mexican products and services with an emphasis on beverages, food and music.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Share your Mexican heritage and use #CincoDeMayo to post on social media.

Celebrated in Mexico as a commemoration of the Mexican army’s 1861 victory France during the Franco-Mexican War. The victory occurred at the Battle of Puebla between 6,000 French troops and small, under-supplied Mexican force of 2,000 men.

The victory was not the battle that won the war, but it held great symbolism for the Mexico during the war, but is minor holiday there and is not considered a federal holiday. (at Sunny Isles Marina)

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Pamela Ann Daughtry was absolutely petrified of her own 14-year-old son, Mitchell Daughtry. On the afternoon of 18 August, 2015, Pamela sent an alarming text message to her adult daughter in which she begged her to come over to speak to Mitchell, who she said was in one of his angry moods again. When her daughter came over a couple of hours later, it was already too late. 

She entered the home of her mother and brother to discover a barbaric bloodbath. Pamela was lying dead on the kitchen floor, her body riddled with stab wounds. Mitchell was nowhere to be found. He remained on the run for just one day, when police tracked him down in Sunny Isles Beach, Miami. After slaying his mother, he stole her car and fled the scene. When he was apprehended, he had confessed to a number of friends via text message what he had done before attempting to end his own life by swallowing pills. He is currently awaiting trial.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner on their honeymoon at Sunny Isles Beach, Florida in November 1951. When recalling this moment later on, Ava said:

“I slept in Frank’s pajamas, at least the top half of them, and the next day we walked along the empty beach, me in the bottom half of my travel suit and Frank’s jacket…. I’ve always thought it was a sad little photograph, a sad little commentary on our lives then. Were were simply two young people so much in love, and the world wouldn’t leave us alone for a second. It seemed that everyone and everything was against us, and all we asked for was a bit of peace and privacy.”

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