Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico commemorating the Mexican Army’s defeat of French forces

Cinco de Mayo, (Spanish for “Fifth of May”), national holiday in Mexico commemorating the Mexican Army’s defeat of French forces on May 5, 1862, in the Batalla de Puebla (Battle of Puebla). During the battle, General Ignacio Zaragoza led the vastly outnumbered Mexican army to victory over the French forces of Emperor Napoleon III. The […]

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