Have you ever wondered what this holiday is really about besides an excuse to go out and get a margarita? Well, here are some facts I found out.
- May 5th-Cinco De Mayo, is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla which took place on May 5, 1862 against a big and powerful French army where Mexico won a huge victory.
- Americans have often thought May 5th was Mexican Independence Day. That is not true. Cinco De Mayo is a big deal in Puebla where the famous battle took place, and it's a national holiday, but it really isn't as important as most people think. September 16, is actually Mexican Independence Day, and is a much more important holiday in Mexico.
- Cinco De Mayo is celebrated more in the United States of America, by Mexicans and Americans alike, than it is in Mexico. It’s a fun holiday. Its has seemed to be more about celebrating the Mexican way of life than about remembering a battle which happened 150 years ago. It is sometimes referred to as a “Mexican St. Patrick’s Day.” In the USA.
- Cinco De Mayo is not the same as the Day of the Dead as most think. Day of the Dead is November 1st. The day after Americans celebrate Halloween.
It's one of my favorite Mexican sides!