Friday, May 5, 2017

Cinco de Mayo


Today is Cinco de Mayo, the fifth day of May, on which the Battle of Puebla was fought in 1862. The battle was won by Mexican troops under Commander General Ignacio Zaragoza. They defeated occupying French forces commanded by General Charles de Lorencez. In the United States, it has become a celebration of Mexican culture, and, of course, an excuse to eat some good food.