Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is celebrated in Mexico to commemorate the defeat of the French army at the hands of the Mexican Navy in 1862 near the city of Puebla. This event is examined in the context of the French invasion of Mexico after President Benito Juarez refused to pay debt owed to France.
Topics to be discussed will be the events proceeding the conflict, the battle, and aftermath. To conclude, Maestra Calderon will discuss the differences between how 5 de Mayo is celebrated in the United States and Mexico.
Friday, May 4, 6pm slt - 7pm slt Opening of the exhibition. 5 de Mayo "La Batalla de Puebla" 150 Aniversary. Pabellón de la Cultura.
"5 de Mayo. La Batalla de Puebla". A lecture in Spanish by Maestra Eugenia Calderon.
Sat, May 5, 4pm slt – 5pm slt Zocalo Instituto Espanol
"Fiesta Mexicana" 5 de Mayo, Mexican music.
Sat, May 5, 6pm slt - 8 pm slt Zocalo Instituto Español