Happy Cinco de Mayo
The 5th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, but it should be! Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday
Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain at midnight, the 15th of September, 1810. It took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico.
So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why would Americans savor this day as well?
Because 4,000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 miles east of Mexico City on the morning of May 5 1862.
For more info: history.com