Cinco de Mayo

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Robert Ratliff Realty 492107

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Annual celebration held on May 5.

The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

Courtesy of Wikipedia

The Battle of Puebla (Spanish: Batalla de Puebla; French: Bataille de Puebla)

On 5 May 1862, near Puebla City during the Second French intervention in Mexico. The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican Army over the occupying French soldiers.

Enjoy Your "Cinco de Mayo"

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Robert Ratliff Realty

Comments (22)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Bob Ratliff I'd bet the majority of people who are celebrating Cinco de Mayo are not aware of the event they're celebrating!!!

May 05, 2019 05:18 AM
Bob Ratliff

You're right Barbara many have no idea of the war and it's true meaning to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.

May 05, 2019 06:32 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Good morning Bob, Happy Cinco de Mayo! I bet Barbara Todaro is right. I was one of those people until looking up what the celebration was for a couple of years ago. Enjoy your Sunday!

May 05, 2019 05:54 AM
Bob Ratliff

Living in South Texas its branded into our culture early on, thanks for dropping by and hope you're enjoying married life.

May 05, 2019 06:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Bob - hopefully many will read your post who may not be familar with the history of this day.  It really is about so much more than margaritas and nachos - actually it has nothing to do with those things outside of the United States.  

May 05, 2019 06:04 AM
Bob Ratliff

Michael thanks for dropping by and commenting.

May 05, 2019 06:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you, Bob. I'm sure it's being celebrated quite widely in your area.

May 05, 2019 06:21 AM
Bob Ratliff

Oh yes even though I don't actually celebrate the day it's been a part of our Texas culture for many years and I'm sure other states bordering Mexico.

May 05, 2019 06:35 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I had not known much about Cinco de Mayo before reading your post, thank you for the information.  I hope that your day will be enjoyed!

May 05, 2019 06:28 AM
Bob Ratliff

Thanks for dropping by today Brian, have a great Sunday.

May 05, 2019 06:36 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob Ratliff - Thanks for the update.  I don't think many know of the reason for the celbration.

May 05, 2019 06:40 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Nice explanation for Cinco de Mayo.  Like Texas, it has become part of the California culture.  A

May 05, 2019 09:40 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Bob Ratliff thank you and Happy Cinco De Mayo to you as well.

May 05, 2019 09:43 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Less than 20% of those who celebrate Cinco de Mayo knew the significance of the day. Obviously very meaningful for the mexican people in gaining their independence from the French.

May 05, 2019 12:56 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bob happy Cinco de Mayo.  Hope you had a great time celebrating it today.

May 05, 2019 03:36 PM
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Thank you for sharing the interesting facts on this Holiday. it is a great day to eat Tex-Mex food is what most feel about this day.

Jun 09, 2019 03:55 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments on my recent posts.

Have an outstanding summer.

Jul 18, 2019 07:21 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I can say honestly that I didn’t know that to be true Bob Ratliff 

Oct 01, 2019 05:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for your comment on one of my recent posts.

Have a very productive autumn!

Oct 13, 2019 12:42 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, looks like you have taken a break on blogging, so hope you are doing well.  Thanks for the comment.

Oct 16, 2019 08:32 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I also just learned about this historic day, and find it kind of funny that the US celebrates it... but really it's just another marketing opportunity isn't it?

Oct 17, 2019 04:00 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Stopping by to say thanks for commenting on my latest post. Looks like I missed this event :)

Oct 18, 2019 05:03 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Nov 21, 2019 12:24 PM