Cinco de Mayo stamp

Cinco de Mayo stamp

Post by John Hammarlun » Wed, 22 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Possibly because the second largest Spanish speaking population outside of
Spain resides in the US

Quote:
>Forgive me, but my knowledge of stamp collecting is limited.  But I have to
ask
>this question:  Why is the U.S. Postal Service issuing a stamp honoring
Cinco
>de Mayo, a Mexican historical event?

>Dave Gorak
>Dave Gorak

 
 
 

Cinco de Mayo stamp

Post by Davegor » Thu, 23 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Forgive me, but my knowledge of stamp collecting is limited.  But I have to ask
this question:  Why is the U.S. Postal Service issuing a stamp honoring Cinco
de Mayo, a Mexican historical event?

Dave Gorak
Dave Gorak

 
 
 

Cinco de Mayo stamp

Post by Stephen Suffe » Thu, 23 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Forgive me, but my knowledge of stamp collecting is limited.  But I have to ask
> this question:  Why is the U.S. Postal Service issuing a stamp honoring Cinco
> de Mayo, a Mexican historical event?

> Dave Gorak

Dear Dave:

     Because Cinco de Mayo, which is a relatively minor holiday in
Mexico itself, is widely celebrated among Mexican-Americans in the
USA. Mexico's victory over the French imperialists at the Battle of
Puebla (5 de Mayo 1862), coming less than 15 years after Mexico's
complete *** at the hands of the USA, gave Mexicans cause to
overcome what we now call "Vietnam syndrome." Among those one-time
Mexicans living in the conquered territories -- the USA's Southwest --
the victory proved even more important, for it gave them an opportun-
ity to feel pride in their Mexican heritage without offending their
new country. After all, Mexico and the USA were in complete agreement
on this one: Napoleon III should take his army and his puppets and go
back to Europe!

                              Regards,
                              Steve

 
 
 

Cinco de Mayo stamp

Post by Adam Gott/usen » Thu, 23 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Dateline: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 06:33:54 -0400 -- Author:  Stephen Suffet

Quote:

>> Forgive me, but my knowledge of stamp collecting is limited.  But I have to ask
>> this question:  Why is the U.S. Postal Service issuing a stamp honoring Cinco
>> de Mayo, a Mexican historical event?
>     Because Cinco de Mayo, which is a relatively minor holiday in
>Mexico itself, is widely celebrated among Mexican-Americans in the
>USA. Mexico's victory over the French imperialists at the Battle of

You are correct, we have a large mexican-american (or whatever you
want to call it) population in our area and Cinco de Mayo is big news
here.

The USPS is also doing a series on other holidays (I forget their
exact wording) - the Cinco De Mayo stamp is in the same series that
gave us the Kwaanza stamp.

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Cinco de Mayo stamp

Post by john froehli » Fri, 01 May 1998 04:00:00


It is being done not only because of large number of Spanish speaking
people in this country but also as a way to get people to understand
various cultures that exsist in the USA this has already be done with
Kwanza stamp.

 
 
 

Cinco de Mayo stamp

Post by myron liberm » Fri, 01 May 1998 04:00:00


Cino do Mayo is a fairly big event in New  Mexico, where our Hispanic
brothers celebrate
Cinco de Mayo.
Mike in Albuquerqe