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Above: A painting of the Battle of Puebla, which took place in the Second French Intervention of Mexico (hereinafter called the Second French Intervention). Unknown Name, Public Domain. Further information found in bibliography.
Above: Cusachs, José. Action Scene from the Battle of Puebla. 1903, The National History Museum
The Battle of Puebla:
The Battle of Puebla took place when the French attacked a small Mexican town known as Puebla, during the Second French Intervention. In 1862, the French had one of the strongest armies in the world while Puebla had only the Pueblans, and no army. When the French were going to invade Mexico, they called upon General Ignacio Zaragoza to lead the Pueblans into battle.
The French first invaded other cities and won until they invaded Puebla. A group of Zapotec "Indians" (Native Americans) wielding machetes were said to have fought off …show more content…
It gave them pride and hope, that if they could not only hold off, but win against one of the world 's greatest armies at the time.
Above: Juarez, Benito. Received by General Ignacio Zaragoza., Archives
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrated by both Americans and Mexicans, by Americans even more so. Although both countries celebrate differently, both of their celebrations have delicious food and drinks. However, many think Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, but that answer is far from the truth.
Mexican Independence Day is September 16th, not May 5th. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Battle of Puebla. The celebration was created in America and is mostly recognized in California, due to their high population of Latinos, Hispanics, and Mexican Americans, as a celebration of pride from their heritage.
As stated earlier, Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Battle of Puebla. Here are some ways people celebrate in different
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