MY COUPLE OF THE WEEK~
Hi Y’all, and feliz Cinco De Mayo. If you are reading this on the 5th of May…I hope you are enjoying a fresh margarita or are thinking of the most interesting man in the world and having a Dos Exis beer in his honor.
Cinco De Mayo is celebrated nationwide and especially in the state of Puebla. Contrary to what most people believe is Independence day, the 5th of May is actually the battle of Puebla with France. France, under the direction of Napolean III, went to Mexico to order them to pay their debts ( Puebla asked for a two year moratorium from Spain, Britain & France) However, France saw this as an opportunity to come to Puebla and expand their territory, by forcefully taking Puebla in battle since they were financially corrupt.
This war was fought with a bankrupt Puebla and Puebla fought to the death to keep their state. France was 8000 soldiers strong and had not been defeated in 50 years, whereas Puebla had a poorly equipped Mexican army of 4000. It was a bloody battle. So, this my friends is where Cinco De Mayo~ (the battle of Puebla) originates from. Yeah, for the underdog! This was back in 1862, just glad we have come a long way since then. We love our French allies and our friends South of the border.
Cheers & happy Cinco!
P.S. Thanks to my lovely couple for the awesome pics.