Cinco de Mayo Hero
When "Cinco de Mayo" is mentioned in Mexico, one of the most symbolic battles in the Mexican collective unconscious immediately comes to mind: the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza, with only a small army, took on the powerful French forces of Napoleon III dur...
1. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.
2. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every May 5 to observe the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Independence Day is September 16.
3. The Battle of Puebla took place in the State of Puebla.
4. Benito Juarez was Mexico’s P...
by May Herz
¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México!
Mexicans are truly festive; any excuse gives way for a celebration! But the most important and exciting are the 16th of September, Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May. They are good occasions to show the pride of being Me...
The Essence of Tequila
Tequila is the national drink of Mexico and is certainly one of the most popular spirit beverages in the world. Tequila is made from blue agave.
Agave is a plant species that instantly brings to mind images of Mexico and represents the essence of being Mexican. F...
by Angie Galicia
Courage and a clear ideal are the true essence of an invincible army; this was demonstrated by the inhabitants of the city of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
That day, faced with an invasion by the French, a small army commanded by Ignacio Zaragoza saw its troops augmented with the part...