Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo (advertising postcard from Headquarter Honda)

Headquarter Honda

Happy Cinco de Mayo

from your friend in the car business

postmarked in 2013 with a USA flag stamp

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla.

It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War,  and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

 In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

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