What does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?
May 5, 1862 Mexico's victory over French in "Battle of Pueblo)? It is a day of Mexican/Spanish pride mostly.
It's the day of the dead and it is to celebrate all of the dead ancestors and how they lived their lives and they pay respects and give chocolate and things. It's a celebration of life and death
Mexican victory over the French.
Redhawk and Tony are correct ... it celebrates a relatively minor victory ... but it had a lot of morale for the Mexicans ... kind of like The Alamo does for Americans.
I think it's their Independence Day, like our 4th of July. Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for 5th of May