5/5/2014 0 Comments
Shout to our Mexican family as your Big Brothers take some time to acknowledge Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") today, a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862.
In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts. The French army was much larger, better trained and equipped than the Mexicans struggling to defend the road to Mexico City. It rolled through Mexico until it reached Puebla, where the Mexicans made a valiant stand, and, against all logic, won a huge victory.
Note: With your man Napoleon creepin' on a come up in Mexico, it's believed by some historians that had our Mexican Brothers and sisters lost the battle for Puebla that France could have and would have aligned its forces with the confederacy of the U.S. south and aided them against the north in the American Civil War hoping to help break up the American Union and freeing Southern ports of the Union Blockade.
A Cinco de Mayo flav, family? Sí, lo haremos!
PS: Learn a little more at zinnedproject.org