Cinco de Mayo

What is Cinco de Mayo, and why is it celebrated?

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of a victory for the Mexicans in the Franco-Mexican War. For Latino Americans in the United States, this holiday has evolved into a celebration of their Mexican heritage and culture.

Who celebrates Cinco de Mayo and where?

The Mexican people in Puebla Los Angeles, the place where the victory took place, celebrate this day. Many Mexican Americans in the United States celebrate this holiday as well, marking it as a day to honor their heritage. The main places where Cinco de Mayo is celebrated is in the town of Puebla, and in major cities in the United States.