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Duluth Introduces A Cinco De Mayo Festival; Not In Minnesota – But Georgia

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Buenas noticias!!  2012 marks the first year of a brand new Cinco de Mayo Festival for the City of Duluth!  Want the malas noticias?  It’s in Georgia.

Living in Duluth, Minnesota – you may or may not be aware that there’s a city in the south that shares our name.  Even though thousands of miles separate us from our Georgia friends that also live in the City of Duluth, I still routinely encounter national companies that get our two cities confused.

Well, there’s no confusion over the fact that Duluth, Georgia is introducing a brand-new festival that’s set to take place May 5th.  Back in April, the city council of Duluth, Georgia approved a bill to honor a new Mexican restaurants grand-opening with a city-wide festival.

All foolishness aside, a lot of people in the United States – whether they live in Georgia or Minnesota – confuse the origins of the 5th of May holiday.  In fact, they’re often surprised to find that the holiday is celebrated more in America than in Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) commemorates the Mexican army’s underdog victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The holiday is celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico.

With a couple of excellent Mexican restaurants in town, maybe Duluth, Minnesota should start their OWN Cinco de Mayo festival!

 

 

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