Friday, May 5, 2017

Reflecting on Cinco de Mayo Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service issued a 32-cent Cinco de Mayo commemorative stamp on April 16, 1998 and April 27, 1999, in San Antonio, TX.

This stamp was the third addition to the Holiday Celebrations Series, begun in 1996 to reflect a different cultural or ethnic holiday each year.
The origins of Cinco de Mayo date back to Mexico's victory over French invaders at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo celebrations symbolize national self-determination for Mexican-Americans and solidarity within the Latin-American community. 

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