Cinco de Mayo Festival:
This year come join us and enjoy delicious food from different parts of the world. HWOA's Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival serves the purpose of bringing the community together to enjoy live music and delicious food, but most importantly to embrace each others cultures and support a good cause, HIGHER EDUCATION. All proceeds benefit the HWOA Scholarship Program that no only serves financially but as a guidance for students and their parents in the higher education system.
Thank you to every single person who continues supporting the Cinco de Mayo Festival, it would not be a huge success without you!!
History of the Battle of Puebla:
Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. This battle provided a significant moral boost to the Mexican army as they defeated a significantly larger and more powerful army. The Mexican army was composed of 4,500 people which most of them where farmers fighting with farming tools while the French army was composed of 6,500 soldiers and yet lost the battle. 172 French soldiers where killed, 304 wounded and 35 captured. After this defeat the French had no option but to retrieve slowing them down from advancing towards Mexico City.