Cinco de Mayo

By: Sonterria Williams

What is cinco de mayo?

"the Fifth of May," Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts. The French army was much larger, better trained and equipped than the Mexicans struggling to defend the road to Mexico City. It rolled through Mexico until it reached Puebla, where the Mexicans made a valiant stand, and won a huge victory. It was short-lived, as the French army regrouped and continued; eventually taking Mexico City, but the outcome of an unlikely victory of Mexico is remembered every May fifth.

Would I like to participate in Cinco de Mayo

No not really. I think it's a culture thing and I don't want to be a culture vulture. It's a Mexican holiday I think it should stay that way.

What I learned

I learned that the Mexicans won a war even though their military wasn't on their opponents level I think that's outstanding.