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.
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 during the Second French Intervention.
That day, faced with an invasion by the French, a small army commanded by Ignacio Zaragoza saw its troops augmented with the participation of the Zacapoaxtlas,… – How long have you been in charge of organizing this popular event?
On May fifth, Cinco de Mayo, 1862, Puebla was the scene of one of the historical events that fill Mexicans with pride: the victory of our army over the French army, which was the biggest in the world at the time.
My name is Pablo, and I’m 9 years old. My school is called Comunidad Educativa León Felipe. It’s a Montessori school in the north of Mexico City.
Agave is a plant species that instantly brings to mind images of Mexico and represents the essence of being Mexican. A sacred beverage was obtained from the agave which could only be enjoyed on special occasions by the tlatoanis or rulers, priests or the elders.
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The production of tiles and ceramic ware in Puebla, started almost immediately the city was established in 1531.