The True Meaning of Cinco de Mayo Celebrated Today In Grand Rapids

Today is Cinco de Mayo and contrary to popular belief, it is not the Mexican Day of Independence which is actually September 16th.

The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez, Grand Rapids Public Museum and The Unity Committee celebrated today with music, dance and food to commemorate the Battle of Puebla which celebrates the victory against the French in 1862, where the indigenous Mexican Army was out numbered two to one.

According to César E. Chávez: “Real Education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our students. What better book can there be than the book of humanity?”

The event today is celebrating with the theme of hope, determination, inclusion and respect.

For more on the Committee to Honor César E. Chávez

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