505-2225-7537       km 8.5 Carretera Masaya (Sinsa), del Stop & Go, 4 Cuadras al Oeste (al tope), 30 vrs Al Sur, Managua, Nicaragua

5 May

Cinco de Mayo 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Cinco de Mayo – we all like to celebrate the occasion but I am betting most of us do not know the history behind this celebration nor the tenuous tie to Nicaragua.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today, Mexicans commemorate their victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. But to many Americans, it’s “Mexican Independence Day.” However, this is incorrect. Mexican Independence Day actually occurs on September 16, when Mexicans commemorate the start of their revolt against the Spaniards in 1810.

In 1517, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba landed on the Yucatán peninsula. Córdoba is generally credited as the founder of Nicaragua. His “find” led to the arrival of the Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes in 1519. Cortes tried to conquer the Aztec Empire with 500 men. The defeat and the subjugation of the Aztec Empire to the Spanish crown was aided by the arrival of smallpox and typhus, brought by the Europeans.

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