Cinco de Mayo

Welcome to the cultural side of this blog… Naaah!!!

The purpose of this post is to make one point clear:

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is not the date when the Mexican independence from Spain took place.

I can see the Really? look in your faces, that is a common misconception that a lot of people in the U.S. have.

The events that took place on May 5th, 1862, was the end of the war we had with the French in the Mexican city of Puebla by Gral. Ignacio Zaragoza (the Mexicans won by the way).

This war was started by the sum of a series of events, but the event that started (and that gives this war its name) was the claim from a French baker to his consulate in that city, after some guys brake the glasses of his bakery… And to the war we go!

Then, when is the Mexican Independence commemorated? you may ask. On September 16th…

Back to regular programming… 🙂


About jcesarmo

A bit crazy, sarcastic, eloquent Mexican

Posted on May 4, 2006, in Life or something like it..., Personal. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I actually knew that already…. I might as well be a historian! hehe. I am glad you cleared that up though, because that is a common misconception.

  2. Yup… Any career changes in your future? 🙂

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