Okay, the Cinco por Mayo was a bit of a stretch, and even though I'm from California, a city where Cinco de Mayo is huge, I am not a fan or a celebrator of that "holiday". Plus today's series of posts will include stuff from April. So there's that as well, however back to the Mexican Fourth of July
For starters, most people have no idea what that date actually means to historically. A lot of people call it Mexico's Fourth of July. Close, but it's not really that, not even close.
It actually refers to one battle, which is an interesting one and depending on one's politics, can be seen as important and/or influential for a variety of reasons, but I think I'll leave the nuances of that for another post....or not....but here is one take:
The Battle of Puebla was important for at least two reasons. First, although considerably outnumbered, the Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army. "This battle was significant in that the 4,000 Mexican soldiers were greatly outnumbered by the well-equipped French army of 8,000 that had not been defeated for almost 50 years." Second, since the Battle of Puebla, no country in the Americas has subsequently been invaded by any other European military force.
If I did celebrate that funky/funny day it might be at one of my favorite haunts here in Atlanta, Bone Garden Cantina.
And on that note; here goes 1 of 5 posts for today, the last day of May.