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Image description: Do you know what Cinco de Mayo celebrates? Many believe that it’s Mexico’s Independence Day, but this day is actually a tribute to a battle won in Puebla, Mexico where the outnumbered Mexican troops beat the French.
Porfirio Diaz, a future Mexican president pictured here, became known for his indispensable role in the victory against in French at the battle of Puebla on May 5, 1861.
Learn more about Cinco de Mayo.
Photo from the Library of Congress.

Image description: Do you know what Cinco de Mayo celebrates? Many believe that it’s Mexico’s Independence Day, but this day is actually a tribute to a battle won in Puebla, Mexico where the outnumbered Mexican troops beat the French.

Porfirio Diaz, a future Mexican president pictured here, became known for his indispensable role in the victory against in French at the battle of Puebla on May 5, 1861.

Learn more about Cinco de Mayo.

Photo from the Library of Congress.