Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vintage Jewelry for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May, is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates Mexico's victory, at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862, over the French.

Often confused w/Mexico's Independence Day, which is on September 16th (the date, in 1810, that the Mexican War of Independence began), it is primarily a American phenomenon, specifically started in California, and signifies a celebration of pride in Mexican heritage and culture.

Whereas Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican victory over the French, Mexico's Independence Day is a celebration of Mexico's freedom from Spanish rule.

Mexico is a country of vast heritage and exceptional works of art. Some of the more collected, Mexican items in the vintage marketplace are
  • Sterling Silver Jewelry
  • Mexican Textiles
  • Mexican Pottery
  • Table and Service Ware