Cinco de Mayo, May 5th is well known as the day to celebrate Mexican-American culture. Some think it is Mexico's Independence Day, but that is not the case. That is celebrated in September. Rather, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated mostly in the United States, ironically. It is a day for Mexican cuisine and toasting with a margarita.
This year, it also coincides with GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
This has special significance this year, as stated on the GivingTuesday website:
"GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
We're launching #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity to take place on May 5, 2020, as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19."
In this time of unprecedented need and uncertainty, if you are able to give, now is the perfect day to do so. The GivingTuesday site has a directly of organizations you can donate to or pick your local favorite. Every little bit helps and it's a way we can all do our part to help.
Thank you for considering.