This stands for the Mexican national holiday, which commemorates the victory of the Mexican army led by General Ignacio Zaragoza over the numerically superior French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
In the meantime, however, this anniversary is celebrated much more violently in the USA than in Mexico, and not only by the Mexican-born population (“Hispanics”). Similar to the St. Patrick’s Day of the Irish, Cinco de Mayo is a welcome occasion for partying and Mexican (or Mexican-inspired) food. And with pleasure, of course, Mexican beer, tequila margarita cocktails.
Cinco de Mayo is Spanish and means “May 5th”. On this day is the Mexican holiday, which commemorates the French army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day – this is a common misconception. In fact, Mexico celebrates its independence from Spain on September 16 every year. This is a very important holiday in Mexico and not to be confused with the Cinco de Mayo.
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