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The government of Puebla is inviting U.S. tourists to visit Mexico during the 150 anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. With the slogan “5 de Mayo, Celebrate in Puebla” government officials want to inspire visitors to explore a wide variety of offerings that have made Puebla a year-round tourist destination.
“Puebla is one of Mexico’s historical, cultural and culinary treasures — the place where corn, or maize, was first discovered,” said Eric Rojo, Washington, D.C., representative of the 5 de Mayo planning committee. “With a wealth of natural wonders and cultural diversity, industry and entertainment, Puebla is a place that connects U.S. history with Mexico’s history.”
As Mexico and the U.S. commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the U.S. Civil War and the French Intervention in Mexico, the Government of Puebla will also highlight and explore the history of the Battle of Puebla and the historic and political ramifications for both countries. Its grand parade and the reenactment of the Battle will end the 5 de Mayo festivities.
“[Those who] visit Puebla can relive the events that helped change our history,” said Rojo. www.explorandomexico.com