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The Battle of Puebla

This day starts like any other as if
not knowing what transpired this
triumphant, historical day in May. Is
the victory over France ours or your(s)? 190 more words


Happy Cinco de Mayo!

The Battle of Puebla

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I just wanted to wish all my readers a happy Cinco de Mayo. This holiday, which is not a Federal holiday in Mexico, and which many people assume is has something to do with the Mexican Independence Day, or the sinking of shipment of mayonnaise bound for Mexico by a German U-Boat during the First World War actually celebrates something entirely different. 422 more words


Op-Ed: No, Cinco de Mayo Isn't Mexican Independence Day

A painting of a scene from the Battle of Puebla, the lopsided battle Mexican soldiers fought, and won, against the French on May 5, 1862.  237 more words


Cinco de Mayo, fiesta grande en los Estados Unidos

Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, is the biggest Mexican holiday in the entire United States. Oh sure, the holiday commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla… 279 more words


Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican celebration of the unlikely victory of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.  The whole affair was a fuss over an unpaid bill.   137 more words


What is Cinco de Mayo?

Literally “the Fifth of May,” Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts. 75 more words

May-5: Cinco de Mayo, Carnegie Hall, Space and Sands

While the world celebrates Cinco de Mayo (which is not Mexican Independence Day) it also is the 125 anniversary of Carnegie Hall, the 55th anniversary of the first American in space and 35th anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands. 185 more words