sun-blazing tomahawk (shajik) wrote in thequestionclub,
sun-blazing tomahawk
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How did you learn Cinco de Mayo was not Mexico's Independence Day? If you didn't grow up with that misconception, who taught you right? History class/Spanish class/people calling out LJ today/etc.

I didn't really know what it was for until about middle school when I was taking Spanish. Given I lived in a town on the border with Mexico, it may have been mentioned in history when I wasn't paying attention, though.

edit: Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican militia defeating the French at the battle of Puebla in 1862. Mexico's Independence Day is Dieciseis de Septiembre.
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