May 5, 2014 is one of the favorite holidays for many. Why? Well, you have a perfect excuse to wear sombreros and ponchos, drink margaritas, and snack on chips and salsa. Yet, do we really aware of what we are celebrating?
Stefan Lovgren, contributor for National Geographic News, says that Cinco de Mayo is often times mistaken with Mexican Indepence day which is celebrated on September 16th! In his article, he says that:
“May holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.”