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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate ... The French victory was itself short-lived, lasting only three years , from 1864 to ... The Battle of Puebla was important for at least two reasons. ... were more than 120 official US celebrations of Cinco de Mayo in 21 different states.

www.history.com/news/7-things-you-may-not-know-about-cinco-de-mayo

May 3, 2012 ... ... Cinco de Mayo holiday as the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla ... Ever wonder why May 5th is celebrated in the U.S. and Mexico? ... rather than a celebration of the undermanned Mexican army's 1862 ... seven other things you may not know about Cinco de Mayo's origins. .... You can opt out at any time.

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cinco-de-mayo

During the Battle of Puebla, a poorly supplied and outnumbered Mexican army under ... had lost nearly 500 soldiers, while fewer than 100 Mexican troops had been killed, ... celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla as Cinco de Mayo , .... that leaves 17 dead and many others seriously wounded on this day in 1995.

www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

Find out more about the history of Cinco de Mayo, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, ... Ever wonder why May 5th is celebrated in the U.S. and Mexico? ... army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). ... Fewer than 100 Mexicans had been killed in the clash.

www.thoughtco.com/cinco-de-mayo-the-basics-2136661

Sep 14, 2017 ... Cinco de Mayo is a day for celebrating Mexican heritage. ... How is it celebrated and what does it mean to Mexicans? ... Literally meaning "The Fifth of May," Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, ... and equipped than the Mexicans struggling to defend the road to Mexico City.

www.vox.com/2016/5/5/11580366/cinco-de-mayo-us-mexico

May 5, 2017 ... So how did Cinco de Mayo go from celebrating a struggle for Mexican ... At the time of the Battle of Puebla, the Confederacy had strung ... outcome of the American Civil War could have been much different, ... On May 5, 1991, for example, the police shooting of a Salvadoran man led to three days of riots in ...

onmilwaukee.com/raisemke/articles/ucc-diaz-cinco-de-mayo.html

May 4, 2017 ... ... of Mexican troops over French forces in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco- Mexican War in 1862. While the Puebla still marks the occasion, it does so in a more ... it's more for the beer companies and others to celebrate it as such, not the ... Even if Mexico itself doesn't give Cinco de Mayo more than a ...

www.margs.com/10-things-about-cinco-de-mayo

Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico's Independence (which is actually ... of pride for the country and is the reason we continue to celebrate today. ... Although the Mexican Army won the battle at Puebla on May 5th, 1862 the ... We hope we will see you in one of our restaurants soon, be it Cinco de Mayo or any other ...

www.cnn.com/2015/05/04/living/feat-cinco-de-mayo-5-things/index.html

May 4, 2016 ... Cinco de Mayo is about guacamole, Mexican flags, margaritas and beer. ... Origins are with 1862 Battle of Puebla in Mexico; Celebrations now draw hundreds ... It's May 5, and America is celebrating Cinco de Mayo -- but why? .... And celebrate it does, with live music, ballet folklorico dancers and barbecue.