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    Happy Cinco de Mayo – It isn’t just about the parades and margaritas

    Today, May 5th, is also known as Cinco de Mayo.  While many people treat this day as one to celebrate with parades, food and margaritas, there is significance to this day that many people don’t realize.

    As The History Channel tells us, it is not Mexican Independence Day.  It is a commemoration of winning a war against France in the 1800s.  As a result, Mexican-Americans “used the day as inspiration for the union struggle in the Civil War.”

    On Cinco de Mayo, we honor the history of Mexico and its people
    On Cinco de Mayo, we honor the history of Mexico and its people

    In modern times, the day is celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico although it is still celebrated in the Mexican state of Puebla.  Therefore, our celebration of Cinco de Mayo stems from roots in Mexico.

    As biography.com shows us, our own culture has been affected by well-known Mexicans such as artist Diego Rivera, Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan, singer Paulina Rubio and actors Salma Hayek and Ricardo Montalban.

    Here in Anderson County, as census.gov tells us, the Hispanic population grew from 2.9 percent in 2010 to 3.5 percent in 2014.  As more people from other areas move to our area, the numbers continue to grow.

    We at The Powell Group acknowledge and respect all people from every culture.  We invite you to discover our area’s available homes.  Our team members are here to answer all of your housing questions and concerns.

    (Picture used from Wikipedia)

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