Happy Cinco de Mayo! Is it time for one of these yet…
Here’s some quick facts about today:
- Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May.
- The Mexican army won the battle despite being smaller and ill-equipped.
- Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s independence day from Spain, which occurred in 1810 and is celebrated on September 16.
- In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is observed with political speeches and battle reenactments.