What was the Battle of Puebla (1862)?

Introduction The Battle of Puebla (Spanish: Batalla de Puebla; French: Bataille de Puebla) took place on 05 May 1862, near Puebla City during the Second French intervention in Mexico. The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican Army over the French Army. The French eventually overran the Mexicans in subsequent battles, but the Mexican… Read More

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What is Cinco de Mayo?

Introduction Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko̞ ðe̞ ˈma̠ʝo̞] in Mexico, Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on 05 May. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on 05 May 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. The victory… Read More