Los Angeles, California holds the world’s largest May 5th celebration
This May 5th This is an important holiday United States, Even more than his country of origin, Mexico.
Celebrations abroad are full of misunderstandings, because the main historical fact is Battle of Puebla, where is it Mexico It was in the city of Puebla that defeated the French army, which looked more like independence Day Mexican
in contrast, May 5th In the United States, this is an excuse to respect Mexican culture and its cuisine.
Then we have five left Interesting fact A celebration you may not know about.
Although in the eyes of foreign countries May 5th It seems to remember the date when Mexico fought for independence, but it is not.
This Mexican independence To commemorate the struggle of the Spanish government founded in 1810 on September 16, and May 5th mark Mexican army defeats France At the Battle of Puebla in Puebla on May 5, 1862.
In 1862, by Ignacio Zaragoza He defeated the French. Compared with the Mexicans, the French were more fully prepared, better armed and more powerful.
Although history has demonstrated the victory of the Mexicans, the French did not leave Mexico. In fact, Mexico City and Puebla After the confrontation with France, they stayed under French control for another five years Maximilian of Austria responsible for.
The symbolic victory brought moral ÿ pride For the Mexican people, that’s it Benito Juarez Like a holiday Battle of Puebla Day Ø Battle of Cinco de Mayo On May 9, 1862.
However, currently in Mexico This is not a national holiday Nor did it commemorate it with the same enthusiasm as the United States.
The popularity of this date has reached United States Thanks to the influence of the president at the time Franklin Roosevelt In 1933 Good-neighborly policy Improve relations with Latin American countries including Mexico.
Between the 1960s and the 1970s, this date helps to recognize Chicanos’ rights in the United States.
It was not until 2005 that the U.S. Congress passed a resolution making it a national holiday in the United States. George W. Bush Announced.
This First celebration In the U.S., they have been California In 1863, when the country was in civil war Due to the failure in Mexico, France lacked support.
at the moment, Los Angeles, California Has the largest celebration in the world.