mexico lindo y quierido: celebrating the bicentennial of mexican independence

Americans commonly mistake Cinco de Mayo, the day that commemorates the Mexican Victory over the French in Puebla (1862), for Mexican Independence day (1810). Cinco de Mayo has become an American holiday synonymous with Mariachis, Margaritas, Corona beer and Americanized Mexican food like jalapeño studded nachos and cheese smothered burritos. However, real Mexican Independence Celebrations … Continue reading