Cinco de Mayo 2018: Holiday history, traditions; is it Mexican Independence Day?

Khalid performs at the Poptopia Holiday concert presented by 99.7 Now! at the SAP center in downtown San Jose California on Saturday

Khalid performs at the Poptopia Holiday concert presented by 99.7 Now! at the SAP center in downtown San Jose California on Saturday

It actually celebrates the Mexican Army's impressive defeat of numerically and technologically superior French forces in 1862 near the southern territory of Puebla. Though far outnumbered, Mexicans led by General Ignacio Zaragoza fortified the small town of Puebla de Los Angeles and forced the French to retreat after losing close to 500 soldiers, according to History.com.

Jayme Sanders, owner of Mint Studio located at 5965 Village Way in Pacific Highlands Ranch, suggests upgrading your Cinco de Mayo fiesta with easy DIY décor.

It probably doesn't matter to most people why they enjoy Mexican food, beer, mezcal, and tequila on Cinco de Mayo. Whatever your style, here's everything you need to know to make it your best Cinco de Mayo ever. In the USA the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.

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"This is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico", the email continued, "however, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations". That defeat nearly singlehandedly restored national pride to a country that had been torn apart by civil war and foreign invasions for decades, and to this day it has become a staple celebration throughout the entire continent. And if you're a Kentuckian who took to the Internet to find out when the Mexican commemorative holiday is, you're reportedly among the majority.

The map developed by a Cable TV analyst team shows the most popular Internet searches by state for today's Cinco de Mayo observance.

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