HOLIDAYS: How Cinco de Mayo Can Help You Through the Worst of Times

WNC Travel Intelligence

By D. Lanier Shook                                          May 3, 2013

I want to tell you a story. It’s a story about a people who had every reason to be discouraged. It’s a story about people who saw the world coming apart around them. It’s a story about what they did next.

I’m talking about the story behind Cinco de Mayo. I’ve always appreciated what the Mexican people did for the United States when we were a little preoccupied with our own Civil War. But this year I’m more inspired than ever about the holiday. Now you’re going to learn more about Cinco de Mayo than 70% of the American population knows. And you’ll learn why it provides an important life lesson and why it’s actually a very American story.

To found out about the background for The Fifth of May I grabbed my local library’s copy of Mexico: A Country Study. This…

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