cinco de mayo festival: Cinco de Mayo in Delray Beach- May 5th-Celebrate the day! - 04/30/12 04:25 AM
Cinco de Mayo in Delray Beach-  May 5th- Celebrate the DayContrary to what you might think, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexican Independence Day!  May 5th actually commemorates the victory of the Mexican army at Puebla over the French army during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862.  While not a strategic battle in the Mexican win over the French,  the battle at Puebla helped to give hope to the Mexican resistance, which did defeat the French in 1867.
Here in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a celebration of the Mexican heritage and culture.  We … (21 comments)

 
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