Monday, May 3, 2010

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Learn About Cinco de Mayo (2 minutes)

WatchMojo — May 02, 2008 — explains the history and background of Cinco de Mayo, the holiday that commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

While Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride!