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.
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