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Cinco de Mayo symbolises the “Mexican resistance to foreign domination of Emperor Maximilian” (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2014). In 1862, on the 5th of May, the Mexicans gained victory over the French military who served Napoleon III. This great battle took place at Puebla, located southeast of Mexico City. On this day approximately 1,000 French soldiers were killed by General, Ignacio Zaragoza’s small army.Cinco de Mayo today is a festival holiday celebrated in Mexico and large Mexican American populations. It is a day to celebrate and remember those who were led by the victorious Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza but also celebrating “the Mexican way of life”. Some communities celebrate Cinco de Mayo over an entire week with parades and festivals.At these spectacular events delicious authentic Mexican food is served or sold, music is played and people dance. People also enjoy Mariachi bands, drinks such as Dos Equis and Corona Beer.At Fiesta to celebrate Cinco de Mayo we are offering $5 Sol beers for everyone to enjoy.https://www.facebook.com/MexicanRestaurantMelbourne Vamos, bring your sombreros, wear your colourful attire and celebrate with us this Thursday,  May 5 2016.



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