Bold Colors and Latin Flair Prevail on May 5
Did you know Cinco de Mayo is not really Mexican Independence Day, as most Americans think? Mexican Independence actually took place on September 16. The celebration of Cinco de Mayo – May 5 – commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza led his troops successfully into battle. That success came despite being under-equipped and outnumbered by Napoleon’s army by three-to-one. Beating the odds, the Mexicans were victorious in this battle as part of France’s short-lived quest to take over the country as a new French Mexico.
Can you imagine how different things would be if our neighbor to the south was a French state? Our culinary selections would not be as flavorful and happy hours not as happy, if chardonnay took the place of margaritas!
Mexico’s victory over France in this battle is a prime example of how passion can drive people to success. These people proved their best lives were yet to come, even with the odds against their favor.
What better occasion than Cinco de Mayo for us to tip our hats in a nod to a people’s’ passion, Chez Roulez style? Given our French name, we owe at least that much!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Chez Roulez
Help us celebrate these passionate, colorful and romantic people through 10% off all purchases through May 6, 2017. Use promo code VivaMexico17 in your shopping cart. Don’t forget to check out all of the beautiful goods of Latin co-owned brand, Zuo Modern. Zuo Modern is based in northern California, with operations in Mexico.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!