Wednesday
May022012

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Libertad!

While Cinco de Mayo is a good excuse for many to drink as many margaritas as possible, this holiday actually celebrates Mexican heritage and commemorates the Mexicans army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. 

Troubles began in 1861 when the liberal Benito Juárez became president of Mexico, a country in financial ruin, and was forced to default on his debts to European governments. Mexico was able to negotiate new terms with everyone except France's Napoleon III, who saw the default as an opportunity to extend the French empire into Mexico. 

Certain of victory, 6,000 French troops set out to attack Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east central Mexico. Benito Juárez rounded up a rag-tag troop of 2,000 men and sent them to fight for the town of Puebla. At daybreak, on May 5th, a well equipped and provisioned French army attacked Puebla. The Mexicans fought bravely and by early evening the French were in retreat, with a loss of nearly 500 soldiers. Fewer than 100 Mexican's had died in the clash. 
This battle was a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement for the rest of the Franco-Mexican War. 
Today, as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, revelers mark Cinco de Mayo with parades, parties, mariachi, dancing and FOOD! And you should too. Join us at Libertad as we raise our glass in memory of Benito Juárez, a true Mexican hero.

Libertad will be opening at 2 pm on Cinco de Mayo / Saturday, May 5th

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