Cinco De Mayo Mexican Holiday

Cinco De Mayo is this weekend. It is NOT Mexican Independence Day. It is a celebration of the Mexican winning over the French Imperialism. The French marched towards Mexico City to battle and take over. At Puebla almost a 100 miles from Mexico city they were defeated and pushed out.  The French had approximately 6,000 troops and the Mexicans had  4,000 farmers armed with antiquated rifles and machetes. The fight was uneven, but Mexico defeated the French with Guerilla warfare tactics. The French were using Mexico as a way to make their way to the United States during it's civil war period to gain territory. May 5th, 1862 became very important to both sides because the French were not allowed to succeed with a takeover of territory.  Now we celebrate this great day to remember all of those who fought on our behave.

Celebrate with food, music, parades and sharing Mexican pride. Southern California is hosting several event to help you celebrate. Here is a list of places you may want to visit this weekend.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Max Berg Plaza Park
12:00pm-6:00pm Cinco De Mayo celebration.
1100 Calle Puente, San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 361-8264

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Heritage Hill Historical Park - Rancho Days Fiesta
25151 Serrano Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630-2534
Sunday at 11am they are hosting Rancho Days Fiesta

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