The fifth of May also known as Cinco de Mayo, celebrates a Mexican army victory over France in the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867) where the battle victory occurred on May 5, 1862.
Cinco de Mayo
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a time for us all to celebrate and honor Mexican-American culture and heritage. Cinco de Mayo festivals and Parades will be held across the country. Check your local newspaper or news website to see if there are any celebrations in your area.