Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cinco de Mayo at Celia's by the Beach

Join us Sunday, May 5 as we celebrate the Mexican victory over the French known today as The Battle of La Puebla. In a classic David versus Goliath scenario 8,000 well armed French soldiers went to battle against 4,00 poorly equipped Mexican soldiers. Outnumbered 2 to 1, a Mexican victory did not seem likely - yet on May 5, 1862 the Mexican army defeated the French with grit and determination. The battle was significant not only for the Mexican resistance and Mexican morale, but also for the United States. By halting the French at La Puebla the Mexican army denied the plans of Napoleon III to give aid in the Civil War to the Confederate south. By doing so, the United States was able to build a strong army and crush the south.

It is important to keep the spirit and to honor the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo alive. It is not only a day to drink, eat and be merry but to also remember our ties to our fellow South Americans.

In honor of this historically significant day, Celia's by the Beach will have beer + tequila specials, food in abundance and live Mariachi music for your pleasure! Viva Mexico!

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" -Emiliano Zapata