Cinco de Mayo has become a very popular celebration in the U.S. without many Americans knowing the cause behind the celebration. Or that Puebla, Mexico is at the core of the celebration honoring the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over French invaders during the French-Mexican war.
When Napoleon III sent troops to Mexico to collect its debt and to create a French empire on Mexican soil – it was the May 5th Battle of Puebla that gave the country a great moral victory. The Mexican army was outnumbered and out gunned but it was able to force the French troops to retreat at least temporarily.
Watch this video where reporters go to Puebla to see how Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo. For citizens of Puebla it is a day of great pride that does not involve chips and guacamole.
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