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Cinco De Mayo

May 5, 2009


Cinco de Mayo

The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

While outnumbered, the Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army that had not been defeated in r almost 50 years.

While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. A common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, which actually is September 16, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

There you have it. 🙂

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2009 7:42 am

    Precisely! I am glad someone else is aware of the real significance of cinco de mayo. I like your post, and wish you a feliz cinco de mayo. If you’d like, check out what I had to say on the matter at: Regards.

  2. Michele Reed permalink
    May 5, 2009 12:04 pm

    We celebrated it here at HDR – Boss took us out for lunch & margarita’s @ Hectors’…

  3. May 5, 2009 5:43 pm

    We celebrated in our office today, I got food from Fernandos!!

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