Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Today I heard everybody greeting each other "Happy Cinco de Mayo!", since I just knew it as an Spanish translation of "May 5th", I researched why this day is important.

Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May) is holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza SeguĂ­n. Cinco de Mayo is most celebrated in Puebla and in the United States.

Happy Cinco de Mayo Everyone!


  1. Thanks for the information. I knew what the translation was but not the significance. Nice to know.