Saturday, May 05, 2007

Ocho de Mayo

A little known alternative to Cinco de Mayo.

"Cinco de Mayo is one of the oddest of unofficial but important American holidays, commemorating a Mexican victory over French troops on Mexican soil."

if celebrating a foreign military victory is not your cup of tea, there are only three days to wait until Ocho de Mayo: the anniversary of the Battle of Palo Alto, where outnumbered American Soldiers held off and inflicted disproportionate casualties on numerically superior Mexican forces at the first major engagement of the Mexican-American War"...[read more]

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