Happy Anniversary, Mexicans! (INFOGRAPHIC)

Today, May 5th, 2013, is the 151st anniversary of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City which took place during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867) in 1862. And in the Mexican people’s honor, I thought I would mark this memorable day with a cool infographic.

Parades and speeches are the celebrations used to commemorate this day, especially in the state of Puebla, and in some cities, Mexicans even organize reenactments of the Battle of Puebla. Over the years, festivities have been put together in the southwest of the U.S. by Mexican-Americans, which sometimes last for a whole week.

It is true that many think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s independence day, when in fact, it is on September, 16th 1810 that the Mexican people gain their independence against the ruling of Spain.

That’s why I decided to post this infographic to let people know some parts of the history of this holiday and to wish a heartfelt Feliz Cinco de Mayo, México!

Source:  Elite Research

Photo credit: –Mark– / CC BY-NC-SA

 

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