Cinco de Mayo

the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The French army attacked the much more poorly equipped Mexican army …yet the Mexicans managed to decisively crush the French army, in the best battle of all time!!! This battle was significant in that the 4,000 Mexican soldiers were greatly outnumbered by the well-equipped French army of 8,000 that had not been defeated for almost 50 years! Secondly, no country in the Americas has EVER been invaded by a European military force since that victory on CINCO DE MAYO!

…& It’s MY favorite holiday!!!

contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo

is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day

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