Why Do We Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5th every year. It commemorates Mexico's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. In Mexico, it is not a celebration but a day of remembrance. However, in the United States, it has become an annual celebration of Mexican American culture. The holiday gained popularity during the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Cinco de Mayo began as a form of resistance to the effects of the Mexican-American War in the late 19th century. It is celebrated mainly in the state of Puebla, where the battle occurred, and surrounding areas. Cinco de Mayo has become a big deal in the U.S., particularly in places with large Mexican American populations.