Cinco De Mayo Cultural Celebrations and Festivities

 Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for "Fifth of May." It's a regional celebration in Mexico, commemorating the remarkable defeat of French forces by the Mexican army at the Battle of Puebla. It's probably more popularly observed in the US than in Mexico, except in the Puebla region.

Benito Juarez is popularly and mistakenly credited for the Mexican victory, but General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin deserves the credit for victory at Pueblo. The Mexican army was outnumbered two to one, by the better trained and equipped French, but managed to prevail, on May 5, 1862. The United States was embroiled in its own Civil War and the Battle of Puebla victory was overshadowed by the North American confrontation. For more on this festival, click here Cinco De Mayo Cultural Celebrations and Festivities

Free Printable Holy Week Activities - Yahoo Voices -

Holy Week, the week preceding Easter, begins on Palm Sunday of the liturgical church year. Holy Week is the culmination of Lent. The Easter Triduum, consisting of Maundy or Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday bring christians to the highest point in the church year, Easter. Holy Week is also referred to as the Passion or Paschal celebration.  Free Printable Holy Week Activities

Jesus of Nazareth Better Lent Movie than Son of God

Try as filmmakers might to top "Jesus of Nazareth" for best gospel film, they can't. The latest attempt is "Son of God" (2014). I was shaking head and muttering "no, no, no" through the whole thing.The actor playing Jesus is too decorative. He's more like a televangelist. The show screams Hollywood. Jesus of  Nazareth is epic, captivating, accurate, spiritual, historical, Biblical. Robert Powell's Jesus is so real it's scary. Compare just the two images. Which one looks more like your idea of Jesus? In 36 years, Jesus of Nazareth is still can't be beat. I recommend watching this film during Lent. Best Movie for Lent and Easter: Jesus of Nazareth

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