Hola! Celebrate with usCinco de Mayo marks the anniversary of a Mexican battle against occupying French forces that took place in 1862 in the state of Puebla.
By: Joanne Pohl, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Cinco de Mayo marks the anniversary of a Mexican battle against occupying French forces that took place in 1862 in the state of Puebla. The military victory is celebrated in Mexico and also across the United States.
While May 5 is not Mexican Independence Day, it is nevertheless an important date that celebrates Mexican heritage and pride. In the United States, the date represents a victory of freedom over tyranny.
Please join the Red Wing Latino community and the members and supporters of the Hispanic Outreach Program of Goodhue County at Holy Family Hall St. Joseph Church in Red Wing Thursday May 3 to experience a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the festivities will run until 7 p.m. There will be Latino music and authentic Mexican food.
This family-friendly event promises to provide good food, music and fun for the entire Red Wing community. Please come to share in this Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Joanne Pohl serves on the Hispanic Outreach Board.