The Battle of Puebla

Cinco de Mayo -The fifth of May, – also called the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, is a holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the United States in honour of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III.

It is sometimes mistakenly believed as a celebration of Mexican Independence, which happened more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla and is commemorated on September 16.

When in 1861 Mexico declared a temporary moratorium on the repayment of foreign debts, English, Spanish, and French troops invaded the country.

On May 5, 1862, a poorly equipped mestizo and Zapotec force under the command of General Ignacio Zaragoza from daybreak to early evening defeated French troops at the Battle of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City. Although the fighting continued and the French were not driven out for another five years, Zaragoza’s success at the Battle of Puebla on May 5 represented a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement. 

The city, which was later renamed Puebla de Zaragoza, is the site of a museum devoted to the battle, and the battlefield itself is maintained as a park.

With parties, parades and Mexican cuisine and music, Cinco de Mayo is a joyous celebration every year.

Here we left you the trailer of 5 de Mayo The battle in case you would like to enjoy it this weekend.

It is a drama- historical Mexican film , directed and written by Rafa Lara produced with the Gobierno del Estado de Puebla, a co-Production with Gala Films, Estudios Churubusco Azteca, Equipment & Film Desing, Labodigital and Televisa Films.

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