Happy Cinco de Mayo

200px-Cinco_de_Mayo,_1901_posterHappy Cinco de Mayo, El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, which originated as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

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