American, not Mexican, holiday

Celebration honors victory in Puebla

 

Last updated 5/4/2023 at 8:12am



Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrated by millions of people each year.

Oddly enough, the majority of those people live in the U.S. instead of Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla, during which he Mexican Army overcame significant obstacles to defeat the French Army under the direction of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

On May 5, 1862, an attacking French Army battled against Mexican forces that were roughly half the size of their opponents.

Despite that decided disadvantage, the Mexican Army won the battle.

Mexican forces would ultimately be defeated by the French...



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