Saturday, May 5, 2012
gozo del vivre
Have a beer for independence! Wait..what? No, that's not right..Mexico's independence day is September 16th! And it's actually celebrated throughout Mexico - unlike Cinco de Mayo.
So, what makes today a day I wanted to request off of work for? Well..
Formally known as El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla, May 5th, 1862 marks the French invasions retreat from Puebla, Mexico with nearly 3,000 more men and like %400 more casualities. It was a symbolic victory and provided a boost of morale during Mexico's time of bankruptsy.
The capital was however captured soon after by the French until the United States Civil War ended in 1965, providing aid against the French ruling.
It has been hypothesized that the Battle of Puebla actually slowed the French down from joining forces with the Confederacy in the south. Actually, in 2005 the U.S Congress called upon a proclamation to nationally observe May 5th. Well hot underdog! Cinco de Mayo is about freedom, chance, and decision - gozo del vivre!
In any case, I couldn't take off work. But, you know I'll be suggesting Mexican (spicy!) Chocolate gelato paired with our Champagne Mango sorbetto or perhaps you'd prefer Golden Margarita and Lime sorbetti paired with Sea Salt gelato. ( ;