“Cinco de Mayo”, orginally not simply “Party Time”


Cinco de Mayo, which means May 5th in Spanish, is a historical date in the history of Mexico when at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 a Mexican army contingent defeated a French force that on the surface ought to have won the battle.

It is the date of a battle, not the Independence Day for Mexico — Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated on September 16…  On the September date in 1810, Mexico declared its independence from Spain…

Along with St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve, Cinco de Mayo has become a favorite American day “for ‘Partying'”…

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