May 5, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Medical Murray Celebrates Cinco De Mayo!
Lake Zurich, IL - The Medical Murray team of North Barrington and Lake Zurich, Illinois, celebrated Cinco de Mayo at thevent. It was fun to celebrate this historical event and get the ir suburban Chicago manufacturing facility. The team enjoyed a pig roast to celebrate the commemorative eteam together for a group photo. We look forward to more events in 2014 and beyond!
Fun Facts About Cinco de Mayo
1) Cinco de Mayo honors the Mexican army's triumph over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in May 1862. It was a very unexpected victory by untrained, ill-equIpped Mexican soldiers, over a disciplined, well-armed French army. France invaded Mexico in an attempt to secure repayment of money Mexico had borrowed.
2) Mexico did not defeat the French Army and force them to leave the country until 1867.
3) Mexican Independence day is September 16, NOT May 5. Also, it occurred on 1810, more than 50 years prior to the Battle of Puebla.
4) In Mexico, the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla) and Puebla hosts a battle reenactment each year. The holiday is celebrated in the state of Puebla, but not widely commemorated elsewhere is Mexico.