What is Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo marks the anniversary of the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France in the Battle of Puebla during the French-Mexican War. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in the state of Puebla, but in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a much more prominent celebration of Mexican culture, heritage and achievements.
When is Cinco de Mayo?
May 5 of each year.
How do people celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
A holiday with major commercial value, Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the U.S. include parades, parties, Mexican music and folk dancing and traditional Mexican foods and beverages.
Sources: history.com, mexonline.com, timeanddate.com