What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico!
A Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Today is the 5th of May – also known as Cinco de Mayo! While some people use this day as an excuse to overindulge in tacos, we wanted to find out what this day is really about!

 

While some people confuse Cinco de Mayo as a celebration of Mexico’s independence (this actually happened on September 16), this holiday is actually a celebration of the Battle of Puebla, where Mexicans defeated the french army, which outnumbered the Mexicans by over 2000 soldiers!

 

Cinco de Mayo is not as widely celebrated in Mexico as it is in the United States. The holiday became popular here as Chicano-Americas looked for ways to feel closer and connect to their Mexican heritage. This is why on May 5th, we celebrate Mexican culture by eating Mexican food, listening to Mexican music and giving respect to the Mexican culture!

 

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