Mexican Independence 2018

Blue Iguana Celebrates Mexican Independence

Ever heard of Cinco De Mayo? If you’ve ever been told that Cinco De Mayo is Mexican Independence Day you would be incorrect! The real Mexican Independence from Spanish rule was on September 16th, 1810. The reason people celebrate Cinco De Mayo is because “It celebrates the defeat of the French army during the Battle of Puebla (Batalla de Puebla) in Mexico on May 5, 1862″ (TimeAndDate.com). Essentially, Cinco De Mayo was a win in the long-waged war from French Invaders, long after the true Independence Day.

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