Cinco de Mayo

Although primarily celebrated in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is the day to honor the legendary Battle of Puebla. And while many Americans consider Cinco de Mayo to be Mexico’s Independence Day, which is really celebrated on Diez y Seis de Septiembre (September 16), Cinco de Mayo is still observed. Instead, this day honors the four-hour battle that resulted in General Ignacio Zaragoza leading 4,500 heroic men in victory over the well-trained French.

And while not a national holiday, the day is still celebrated with plenty of traditional dishes.


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