That is Spanish for May 5
The day when Mexicans celebrate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. This is not to be confused with the Mexican Independence Day on September 16.
When we lived in Mexico we found that both dates were celebrated. The Mexicans like to party and celebrate. They have much heritage and country pride and show much gusto in celebrating with a variety of festivities. September 16, the Mexican Independence Day, is by far the most important celebration date.
Today, Cinco de Mayo has become like a national fiesta in the US for Mexican Americans to express pride in their heritage.
Did you ever think about this? You can’t climb a ladder with your hands in your pockets. Maybe we can learn something from that.
~Ramona C. Carroll