Truth About Cinco De Mayo

Its fact that many people think that Cinco De Mayo (fifth of May) is the Mexican Independence Day.

When in fact- it is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the State of Puebla (not Pueblo). The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

It defiantly is not the Mexican Independence Day which is September 16th. The most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

Cinco De Mayo is held to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.

In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

This was done under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.