Today, May 5th marks the victory of the Mexican people over Napoleon the 111’s army.
The 1862 battle was fought at Pueblo Mexico. This battle united the Mexican people after many years fighting for their independence.
Today Cinco De Mayo is celebrated in Mexican culture with parades, music and festivals.
Hayes-Bautista, David E.El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition(University of California Press; 2012)
Above Photo of Mexican folk dancers in Public Domain