Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Five years later, Mexican troops drove France from the country.
Now that we know what this day is, let’s discuss what it is not.
It is not Mexico’s Independence Day, which falls on Sept. 16 and commemorates the Grito de Dolores, a priest’s ringing of a church bell in 1810 that triggered Mexico’s War for Independence from Spain. Nor is it the Day of the Dead, a three-day holiday in which families gather to remember deceased friends and family members.
CNN has an article today on actual questions people asked Google about this day: “When is Cinco de Mayo?” “What is Cinco de Mayo in Spanish?” “When is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in Mexico?” “When is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in the US?” “When is Cinco de Mayo in Portland, Oregon?”
For each, the name itself is the answer, of course.
The power of the name of Jesus
Let’s consider that fact in light of this statement from an angel of the Lord to Joseph: “Do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:20–21).
Many people think “Jesus Christ” was our Savior’s first and last name in the same way “James Denison” is mine. But “Christ” is the English version of Christos, the Greek word for “Messiah.” And “Jesus” is the English version of Iesous, the Greek word for “Yeshua,” which means “the Lord saves.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jim Denison