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Chihuahuas Recount The Real History Of Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is more than just a drinking holiday. Show some respect.

1. In 1861, Benito Juarez, President of Mexico owed a lot of money and got worried.

Note to self: being in debt to Britain, France and Spain is NOT the best idea.

2. No, Paris was not in the picture yet and could not bail them out.

3. Britain and Spain talked it out with Mexico and they were cool…

4. But France would NOT back down.

5. FRANCE ATTACKED VERACRUZ, MEXICO!

6. Benito was forced to retreat and he couldn’t believe it!

7. He got super scared.

8. But then he was like “GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER, BENITO” and put on his thinkin’ glasses.

9. So he rallied the troops, ill-equipped but full of heart.

10. SPOILER ALERT! On May 5th, the Mexicans beat the French. THEY FOUGHT HARD, THEY FOUGHT PROUD.

11. France didn’t know what hit them! But Mexico still had a long road ahead…

12. It wasn’t until 6 years later they officially beat the French but Cinco De Mayo is considered a very important turning point.

13. It is not a federal holiday in Mexico but is celebrated in Pueblo where the battle was won.

14. Although in the United States, it might as well be a federal holiday…

15. So, when you’re on that 6th marg, pour one out for the Mexican soldiers who showed France who was boss.

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