As a nation, we have so much to celebrate! Today, we’d like to recognize the upcoming anniversary of Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. This battle occurred on May 5th, 1862 which led to the independence of Mexico. This day in history is now recognized with recreations of the battle as well as other festive events in Mexico, but is not considered a federal holiday.

Here in the United States, however, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a different light. The 5th of May is a national celebration of Mexican heritage and culture.  Revelries include parades and parties with mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing, and (of course) traditional Mexican foods. Mexican history and culture has had an abundant significance on our great state of New Mexico giving us more of a reason to celebrate! Do you have any plans to partake in the festivities this weekend? Tell us about them on our Facebook page!