Cinco de Mayo
Who doesn't love Mexican food, going to Mexico on vacation, parades of cowboys on horses, tamales and pottery?
Get out there and celebrate today!
For a little history lesson:
Cinco de Mayo, the popular Mexican holiday, takes place Monday, May 5.
Cinco de Mayo is a time for celebrations in United States as many Americans go to Mexican restaurants, where there are various activities to commemorate the holiday for Mexican heritage and pride.
Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo, which means "fifth of May" in Spanish, is not the Mexican Independence Day. Mexico's Independence Day is actually September 16, which is the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.
The history of Cinco de Mayo is actually that it 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.
Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday in Mexico, not a federal one. It is mostly celebrated in the state of Puebla where the victory was won.