My guess is a lot of people don’t really know why people celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I didn’t know what it was a celebration of until this year. I was curious and looked it up. Here is what I found out…
The holiday commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
The Battle of Puebla took place on May 5, 1862 near the city of Puebla during the French intervention in Mexico. The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican Army against the French occupational forces. The victory is celebrated today during the festivities of Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). In the United States, a common misconception is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s independence day.
Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Puebla.