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After the Mexican American War and the Reform War, the Mexican Treasury was nearly bankrupt, Banito Juarez, the then Mexican President issued a moratorium to suspend all foreign debts for two years. In response Britain and Spain negotiated with Mexico and withdrew their naval forces. However, France was then ruled by Napoleon III, saw it as an opportunity for a Second Mexican Empire. In the late 1861, the well-equipped French fleet won at Veracruz making the President retreat. Moving on to Mexico City, the strong 6000 French army was a defeated by 2000 ill-equipped Mexican army on May 5th, 1862 at Puebla.
Cinco de Mayo is a festival to celebrate the victory of the “Premier army in the world”. It symbolizes the unity and pride for the Mexicans to establish a much needed sense of national unity and Patriotism.
In Second Life, there are various events and hunts to celebrate this occasion.
It is a grid wide hunt for all residents from April 20th to May 15th, 2015. There are 12 hunting Sombrero. The hunting prizes are laden with accessories, clothing, colourful decorations and furniture exclusive for Cinco De Mayo and Mexican Fiestas. Kamiek Resident is the contact person. The hunt starts at Fashion Boulevard http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20Boulevard/46/58/22. For more info on hints and slurls visit http://perfectseductionblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/fiesta-de-tesoros-1l-hunt-dates-420-515.html
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If hunting is not a good option for you, you may try the market place which has many items starting from clothing, accessories to dance floor, flag, food and cakes which are in line with this occasion. Follow the link to get a hold of what you like the most https://marketplace.secondlife.com/products/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bcategory_id%5D=&search%5Bmaturity_level%5D=GMA&search%5Bkeywords%5D=cinco+de+mayo
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Bable’s 4 seasons by Meris Oyen offers full perm accessories, clothing, flags, decorations and fireworks suitable for Cinco De Mayo which you may try to look at here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Babel/8/241/42/
There are many events lined up for May 5th and a few for May 6th too.
At 12 pm on 5th of May, Dj Kaos with Host Carma and at 4:00 pm with Dj Weylyn and Host Dina Kozlov would be having parties at The Broken Spoke Biker Sim on Laconia. Here is the landmark http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Laconia/111/81/21
At 11:00 am Dj Pamcakes, 1:00 pm Dj Cazza and 3:00 pm Dj Neilio, on 5th of May with Host heavenlyfray would be having a party at The Players Club. Visit the venue here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Los%20Altos/131/190/24
Pure Attitudes would celebrate on 5th of May from 2:00 pm for 10 hours with Host Gar Vexath. Your limo is here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dinamo/79/82/2000
A formal event, American Classical Ball will be held on 5th of May, at 2:30 pm for 2 hours with Host Colin Scientist at The Blue Lagoon Club on Gorlen Bay. Your landmark here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gorlen%20Bay/116/158/23
At 4:00 pm on 5th of May Thornbridge Radio would present a Cinco De Mayo party with Host Dione Bingyi. The landmark is http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Furniture%201%20Woodshed/250/114/25
The Wall in Transylvania would host a party with Kloe Kidd at 6:00 pm for 2 hours on 5th May at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Transylvania/54/185/31
A 1000L$ split would be given at the party on 5th May at 6:00 pm with Dj Kiera and Host Zanne Boucher at The Dusty Wanderer pub on Dusty Heights http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dusty%20Heights/139/116/2021
At 6:00 pm on 5th May Sir Marqs DeSade would sing live for an hour with Host Laz at Pavilion on Xaara http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xaara/0/0/0
At 6:00 pm on 5th May for 2 hours with Dj Cathrine and Host Butrfly77 Machintyre would At party at Rock N Roll Social Club and Mall on Wedge http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wedge/158/64/24
Club Eros would celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Dj Guido and Host Persian Chevalier on 5th May at 7:00 pm with Contest Prize for best male and best female in theme at L$ 200 each. Teleport here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mudsucker/40/21/267
For more events follow the link http://search.secondlife.com/?query_term=cinco+de+mayo&collection_chosen=events&isLeftColOpen=True or search for the key words “Cinco De Mayo” in the search tab at http://search.secondlife.com.
*Note: The events listed above are of different maturity ratings, although most are rated moderate.