Our Cinco de Mayo Family Tradition

As a proud Latina I credit my parents who instilled pride in me and my Hispanic heritage. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

 

If you’re curious about what the big “to-do” is behind the Cinco de Mayo holiday, Google it and you’ll find it is a celebration of Mexico’s triumph over French troops on May 5, 1862.  It was an amazing triumph as the under dog Mexican forces were comprised of poorly equipped mestizo and Zapotec forces under the command of Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza. They went on to defeat the French at the Battle of Puebla, located southeast of Mexico City. This Mexican victory ended French rule.

Often confused

Cinco de Mayo is often confused with another big day of celebration known as Diez y Seis de Septiembre which is Mexico’s Independence Day over Spanish rule. And other people consider it a more newly established commercial holiday to promote sales of what are thought of as beloved Mexican beverages like beer and tequila. Regardless, it goes without saying that people of all nationalities enjoy participating in the Mexican customs and festivities that surround Cinco de Mayo.

My Parents

 

 

Tina Trevino
Tina Trevino
Tina Trevino, Partner & Director of Community Relations for Latin Biz Today is President & CEO of Tocaya Design under which she does design consulting for major apparel companies as well as designs, manufactures and markets her women’s lifestyle brand, Tocaya. With 25 years of industry experience most recently as Design Director of KBL Group Intl. Ltd., she has managed large creative design teams. Trevino provides insight on upcoming fashion trends for each season collaborating with designers, merchants and product development teams to help develop brand appropriate apparel. She specializes in sweaters, knits and wovens. Having previously worked with private label brands for stores like Kohl’s, NY & Co, White House|Black Market, and Ann Taylor to name a few as well as brands like Lee jeans, Wendy Williams, Brooke Shields Timeless, Torn by Ronny Kobo, and Whitney Port, she has the ability to build brands from the design and merchandising process all the way through fitting, production, and marketing.

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