Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, celebrating the battle in Puebla de Los Angeles a small town in Mexico that is remembered for this battle on May 5, 1862. The Mexican Army battled the French Army over Mexico. Read more about this battle at Wickpedia and what impact it had on the United States during the Civil War and why we celebrate it in the USA today.
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with parades, music, dancing and of course great food.
Check out our Pinterest Cinco de Mayo Recipes Board for delicious festive recipes.