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South Hills Academy Blog

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

SHA Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

SHA Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Literally translating to mean “May 5th,” Cinco de Mayo has a history that runs deep and continues to serve as a vehicle conveying Mexican culture, pride and values for many Mexican American people in this country, including for our students here at South Hills Academy.

There’s been some confusion over the years as to what exactly this holiday is and what it means, but simply put, this holiday serves to commemorate Mexico’s victory over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It is important to note that, while this win was a significant achievement, this date is not Mexican Independence Day. That important holiday is celebrated on September 16th.

Our SHA Spanish teachers, Mrs. Bertha and Ms. Higuera, have been hard at work preparing our students to celebrate this coming Friday. Our secondary students have been preparing oral presentations in Spanish class. Our 6th graders have been diligently preparing a line dance to the song “Payaso de Rodeo.” And our high school students have been creating colorful piñatas that are always a big hit for our students!

We are looking forward to celebrating this fun day with our SHA Eagles and helping them learn about the history behind this holiday.

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