It is Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May. This celebration of Mexican heritage and pride is observed in the United States, as well as other areas around the world. This day commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.
Traditionally, the celebration of Cinco de Mayo is seen through Mexican Folk dancing, street festivals, parades, eating traditional Mexican cuisine and Mariachi music performances in cities, towns and providences across Mexico the U.S. Cinco de Mayo is not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day. Mexican Independence Day was declared more than 50 years prior to the Battle of Puebla.