Marlin ISD Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

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Marlin ISD held it’s annual Cinco de Mayo program Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Marlin High School Auditorium. The program consisted of students from the Marlin Junior Academy and Marlin Primary Academy.

The program is held each year to commemorate the day of Cinco De Mayo and to also celebrate the heritage of Spanish American students.

The program kicked off with a short film on the history of Cinco De Mayo followed by a song from the Marlin Primary Academy.

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. The victory of the smaller Mexican force against a larger French force was a boost to morale for the Mexicans. A year after the battle, a larger French force defeated Zaragoza at the Second Battle of Puebla, and Mexico City soon fell to the invaders.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. More popularly celebrated in the United States than Mexico, the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. {Source wikipedia}

Members from Primera Iglesia Bautista Church decorated the auditorium in a traditional Spanish style theme. After the program, the group served some Mexican American favorites such as nachos, Spanish rice, and more.

The Mater of Ceremony for the evening was MJA student Juan Pablo Hernandez.

The Marlin Junior Academy performed a Spanish style dance routine followed by another dance routine from the Marlin Primary Academy.

Short talks were given by Mr, Henry Silvas, Mrs. Rosie Castillo, and Amy Martinez, who are all members of Primera Iglesia Bautista.

The program was coordinated by Ms. Dametra Holloway and Ms. Ryesha Lang.

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