What is 5 de Mayo ?

What is 5 de Mayo?

Historically 5 de Mayo 1862 is the day that Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the French Army in Puebla. It is commonly mistaken with the Mexican Independence day that is celebrated on September 16.
In fact, Cinco de Mayo has a very limited historical importance. Nevertheless, it became a very popular celebration of the Mexican Community living in the USA, to honor their proud spirit and ability to overcome incommensurable difficulties. “Si se puede !”.
It is also a perfect excuse to share Mexican dishes like antojitos and drink a “cerveza” or a “margarita”.