Happy Cinco de Mayo! On May fifth, Mexican and Hispanic people across the United States celebrate their heritage and culture.
What is the History of Cinco de Mayo?
While many may think that Cinco de Mayo honors Mexico's independence day, this is actually a myth. The holiday is in fact not celebrated by many people in Mexico, and is tied specifically to a battle between the Puebla people and French troops who occupied parts of the Southern United States at the time. Over the years, the holiday has moved away from centering on the battle itself, and become a general celebration of Mexican and Hispanic culture. It is a way for Americans with Hispanic heritage to highlight their culture and roots, celebrating their background with pride.