This Day in Texas History: Victory Over French Marks Origin of Cinco de Mayo

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This Day in Texas History: Victory Over French Marks Origin of Cinco de Mayo

This Day in Texas History:

Victory Over French Marks Origin of Cinco de Mayo

May 05, 1862

On this day in 1862, Mexican general Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French expeditionary forces at Puebla, Mexico. This event is celebrated annually as El Cinco de Mayo.

Along with El Diez y Seis de Septiembre (September 16), on which is commemorated Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s 1810 call for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico, El Cinco de Mayo is one of the Fiestas Patrias, annual celebrations of Mexican national holidays and of the ethnic heritage of Mexican-Americans.

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo Y’all!

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