Cinco de Mayo Ends the Civil War?
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the culture of Mexicans and the defeat of the French army invasion at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.
In the Battle of Puebla there were 4,000 Mexicans versus 8,00o French!
In doing so, Historians believe the Civil War ended when it did. Many believe that if the French won then they would have resupplied support to the South during the Civil War to divide the US and only God knows what the outcome could have been.
This is reason for all Americans to celebrate and acknowledge Mexicans everywhere as not only allies but as family. Take some time to learn more about the Mexican culture. Who they are and how they began. What they
cherish and how they live.
This year DC is holding their 20th annual Cinco de May Festival on the National Mall. There will be live music and dance, children’s arts and crafts workshops, food, games and activities for the entire family. The Festival is free to all and held in rain or shine!
More details at http://marumontero.com/cinco.htm
-Tequila Fest at Cafe Citron
1343 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
-Running of the Chihuahuas for Cinco de Mayo Festival
Seventh Street Landing Park
7th & Water Streets SW
Washington, DC, DC 20003