Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!


Cinco de mayo (May 5) is the celebration of the Mexican Army's defeat of the French during the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Cinco de mayo does NOT celebrate Mexican Independence Day (That date is September 16.), and it is actually more regionally celebrated in Mexico (mostly in the state of Puebla). As a celebration of Mexican heritage, it is very popular in the United States.

Feliz dia, amigos!

2 comments:

John Maszka said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

http://www.johnmaszka.com/cincodemayo.html

Hilda said...

We don't have a Mexican community to celebrate this here, but it was interesting to read about it. I love your photo too!