Cinco de Mayo


Cinco de Mayo, a holiday of the state of Puebla, commemorates the Battle of Puebla. On May 05, 1862, in the village of Puebla, two thousand Mexican soldiers stood against six thousand French troops and were victorious. When Napoleon III later returned with more forces and installed ArchDuke Maximillian to rule, “Cinco de Mayo” became the rallying cry for the fight against the French occupation. They celebrated each year with song, dance, and food to remain focused on regaining the country and retaining their heritage.

Mexico later won its independence on September 16, 1867, a date which the country celebrates as its independence day.

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