Cinco de Mayo met with more ambivalence in age of Trump

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was lambasted for a tweet about Cinco de Mayo and Speedy Gonzales

This year, although the White House traditionally celebrates the holiday every year with parties either in the East Room or the Rose Garden, President Trump won't be in attendance.

While the victory is still celebrated in Puebla, it's far from the national holiday American merchandisers would have us believe.

For years, Yazmin Irazoqui Ruiz saw Cinco de Mayo as a reason to eat tacos and listen to Mexican music.

TGI Fridays: The restaurant is offering deals on its signature Casamigos Strawberry 'Ritas and Suaza 'Ritas on Cinco De Mayo. For those out of the loop, here's a refresher on what Cinco de Mayo is all about.

The French invaded Mexico in late 1861 with well-armed forces and stormed Veracruz, forcing the Mexican government and its forces to retreat into northern Mexico. The company is marketing the event on its Facebook page as "Mexico's First Cinco de Mayo". For example, in Philadelphia, a Cinco de Mayo-related celebration was canceled after organizers thought turnout would dip considerably over concerns about immigration raids. He says the best way for visitors to start the fun is to make a stop at the South Omaha Museum at 23rd and M Street. Mexico was not having a lot of success at that time.

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It is also a way for Mexican-Americans to express pride in their heritage, he said.

Cinco de Mayo is here.

Some even celebrate with Chihuahua races: One U.S. city celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Chihuahua race. Read our post, How to Plan the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Party, for tips!

To Aldama, cultural representation and inclusion of youth from the Latina/o community are two of the most important parts of celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

By doing so you'll only be perpetuating hurtful stereotypes. Please remember that appreciating and appropriating Mexican culture or any culture for that matter, are not the same things.

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