Friday, 22 April 2016

Just Loaded - Cinco de Mayo Seasonal Playlist

Like we do for many occasions, controlPLAY marks Cinco de Mayo with a Playlist! It’s available as a Seasonal Playlist for both music and music video subscribers. Enjoy!

May 5 is Cinco de Mayo (literally, since “Cinco de Mayo” translates directly to “Five of May”). Other than anticipating that you’ll be consuming some fine Mexican food and music on that day, do you know what’s actually being celebrated?

May 5 commemorates the Mexican army’s unexpected victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The battle—which was the very last invasion of a country in the Americas by a European military force—became a symbolic moment in the resistance of Mexico against French occupation. The victory delivered a much-needed sense of unity and national pride to the country’s people at a time when Mexico was experiencing political division and economic hardship.

The first celebrations outside of Mexico occurred in California – but are now widely spread throughout the United States and Canada (and in lots of other places, too - like Brisbane, Australia). On May 5, Cinco de Mayo celebrations take place in schools, communities, bars and restaurants – and focus on traditional Mexican music, dancing, food and fun.

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