The Government of Puebla invites US tourists to visit Puebla to join the celebration during the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla festival. This page will assist you in finding all the information you need to see what is going on, were and the times. There is information on the various activates of the festival and a link for further information an guidance you may need.
This is the official web page that activates your invitation to be part of "5 de Mayo, Celebrate in Puebla"and explore the wide variety of offerings that have long made Puebla a year round top foreign Mexican tourist destination. Puebla is very accessible from Mexico City and has direct flights from the United States.
Following the excesses of the Santa Ana dictatorships and the battles of the Reforma War, Mexico was bankrupt with no capacity to pay its debt to other countries.
In 1862 the navies of Spain, England and France landed in Veracruz ready to collect on their debts;after negotiations with the Mexican representative Spain and England withdrew.
Napoleon III, Emperor of the Second French Empire wanted to establish wanted to establish a monarchy favorable to France, and at the same time, wanted to dissolve the Mexican Constitutional Government.
The French forces under the command of General Lorencez, about 7,000 strong advanced toward Mexico City.