When you live in México you become aware that the only city that celebrates Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) is the city of Puebla, where Mexican army was victorious over the French in 1862. I always thought it was a trumped-up holiday in the US – probably developed to sell beer. How wrong I was!
The Huffington Post published an article today titled Cinco De Mayo is a 100-Percent American Celebration. I think you’ll be as surprised as I was, and thrilled that the festivities in the US on this day have their roots in history.