¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Buenas Tardes Parents,

      Today is Cinco de Mayo. While many people think that this holiday is the celebration of Mexican Independence, that in fact is September 16. Cinco de Mayo is a minor Mexican holiday that is only truly celebrated in the town of Puebla. The reason being that this event is the celebration of a battle that took place in Puebla in 1862 against the French. To understand it in terms of minor holidays in the United States, it can be compared to Arbor Day. Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo much more than many Mexicans. 
       For additional information on Cinco de Mayo, please see the following links:
      To properly understand a language, it is important we understand its culture and history. With that being said, I do enjoy presenting this information during the school year. However this year I was not able to. Due to that, I still wanted to present the information so that everyone has the opportunity to learn more and continuously develop our knowledge, understanding, and respect of other cultures. 
      Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Mr. Nicholas D. Amster

Spanish Teacher
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens