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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

So you probably think this is a big day here in Cabo San Lucas, huh? It's Mexican Independence Day after-all right? Well the truth is that today really isn't that big of a deal. Cinco de Mayo is more of a misconception among foreigners as being a really big holiday here in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo also known as the day in celebration for the Battle of Puebla is mostly celebrated in the city of Puebla, Mexico. So what was Cinco de Mayo then? It was the day in the year 1862 when the Mexican army defeated the French army in an unlikely outcome. The Mexican stood 4000 strong while the French army outnumbered them by over double the number of men. Add to this the fact that the French army was a much better armed force and it was an incredible surprise to see the Mexican forces defeat France. France had invaded Mexico as a result of Mexico, under the rule of Benito Juarez, stopping payments to France for its foreign debt to them. The significance of Cinco de Mayo is more than the Battle of Puebla itself but an interesting factoid is that this was the last time one of the Americas was invaded by an army from another continent. So hopefully if you're here and maybe even checking out Cabo Real Estate or hanging out in your own private cabo villa tip back a tequila shot for CInco de Mayo but remember it wasn't Mexican's Independence. For all of you still waiting to get down here in Cabo see you here soon and maybe it will be on Mexico's actual day of Independence - September 15th!

Take Care! Nick

Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:14 PM by Nick Fong

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