Fun fact: Mexican Independence Day is September 16. This is a big deal in Mexico. The Fifth of May is actually the date that the Mexican army defeated the French in the battle of Puebla. Given that France hasn’t won a war in its existence, you can see how it’s no big deal.
Be that as it may, Cinco de Mayo means many things to many people here in the US of A. Mostly, it’s a chance to do the same thing we do on Saint Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve/Day, and, well, you get the picture. We love to par-tay. Mostly.
Check out the gallery of the diverse Cinco de Mayo views.