Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

According to my exhaustive research, (which included an on-line encyclopedia which shall remain nameless), Cinco de Mayo is a "regional" holiday in Mexico which we make a big deal about here. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. France was unhappy that Mexico was not paying off its debt, so France decided to invade and conquer Mexico, which they eventually did. Emperor Maximillian of Mexico, installed by the French, "served" about five years, but was executed by Mexican President Benito Juarez soon after the French were persuaded to leave. So Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Any inferences about foreign powers installing governments overseas is strictly coincidental.

Here's a painting I did a couple of years ago titled, believe it or not , Cinco de Mayo.


ps. I am now available for painting and/or tile work...........

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