¡Viva Cinco de Mayo!

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Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).

A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.

Many people outside Mexico mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence, which was declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla.


cinco-de-mayo-battle painting
Cinco de mayo
  • Helen Gircko

    Hurrah! Long live the Mexican spirit in food and clothes! Tequila is applied?

  • laura valentina

    Feliz Cinco De Mayo! Migusta tu blog, Es Calinda Y tu A Calinda cortizone! Yo tequieto mucho Pee-wee! ( happy cinco de mayo! I love your blog very beautiful as you are beautiful heart and I love it very much Pee-wee!)

  • walkercadillac

    El Hombre would approve of this message 😉