Volusia County celebrates diversity
Diversity In May
“In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength” – Maya Angelou
Volusia County government is always looking for new ways to support and promote diversity and inclusion to serve and reflect our community. As an extension of this belief, we are excited to raise awareness of the many multicultural and diversity-related events that are happening right here in Volusia County.
Some interesting facts you may or may not know about our diverse world:
Many people believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico's Independence Day, but Mexicans celebrate their day of independence on September 16.
Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) is celebrated to honor Mexico's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). Despite having a small band of fighters, the Mexicans were able to defeat the massive French army on May 5, 1862.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report, approximately 31.8 million residents in the USA are of Mexican origin.