What is Cinco de Mayo, and what it means to Twin Hill's employees.
It’s no secret that Twin Hill loves to celebrate, and when it comes to our employees and their heritage, there’s no exception. We are pleased to nurture an environment that embraces and educates each other. From authentic homemade Mexican food, to sombreros, and all the way to the breaking of a horse piñata in the parking lot, we celebrate.
Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration on May 5th, and is more commonly celebrated in the U.S. than in Mexico. It’s a holiday that commemorates the outnumbered Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. This battle was not definitive, although it helped stall the French while the U.S. Union forces made advances, as the U.S. was engaged in its Civil War at that time. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is an observance day, and the U.S. has evolved its focus to embrace the Mexican culture.
We spoke with Claudia Delara, Associate Program Manager, to understand what this Holiday means to her and her family. “Growing up we often had celebrations at school, and I was always curious as to why the fuss on this day. After a LONG lecture on Mexican history from my father, I then knew what this day meant to me. Cinco de Mayo to me had become a holiday to celebrate my Mexican roots in the US, and the perfect opportunity to enjoy Mexican dishes with a margarita (once I was of age), of course.”
Thank you to the members of the PM team, Cindy Silva and Claudia Delara, that hosted and celebrated this wonderful holiday.