Cinco De Mayo (On My Own Holidays) by Linda Lowery

By Linda Lowery

To be used IN colleges AND LIBRARIES in simple terms. This ebook examines Cinco de Mayo, exploring the beginning of the vacation and the numerous methods it's celebrated by means of the Mexican tradition.

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In the meantime, President Lincoln and President Juárez kept in touch. As soon as he could, Abraham Lincoln sent guns and bullets to Mexico. When the Civil War ended in 1865, Lincoln rushed soldiers to the border. Now it was Napoleon who was worried. The United States was standing together with Mexico. 32 Was Napoleon going to continue this war? No, he decided. Finally, in 1867, the French left Mexico. Never again has a European army invaded the Americas. 33 ¡Fiesta! Since May 5, 1862, Mexicans and Americans have been good neighbors.

31 During those years, the Civil War went on in the United States. The South grew poorer and weaker. France could not help the South. To keep Mexico under control, Napoleon had sent more soldiers, horses, food, and weapons. He had no extra money for the South. In the meantime, President Lincoln and President Juárez kept in touch. As soon as he could, Abraham Lincoln sent guns and bullets to Mexico. When the Civil War ended in 1865, Lincoln rushed soldiers to the border. Now it was Napoleon who was worried.

It is noisy and crowded. The sun beats down. Merchants holler, selling cotton candy, bubbles, and binoculars. ” they call. ” There are paper parasols in bright colors. Balloon sellers carry huge clouds of balloons. By noon, the parade begins. Colorful f loats pass by, proudly showing the history of Mexico. School bands play songs they have practiced for months. Soldiers march in straight columns. 38 Children dress up like campesinos. They carry machetes and shovels. People clap and toss confetti.

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