Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).
I’m back after a few days off. Sometimes you need to do that sort of thing for mental health.
Today is what I call an adoptive holiday, a day we embrace as Americans and get to celebrate. There is very little needed to encourage Americans to celebrate, and this is one of them. You have Columbus Day, St. Patrick’s, and these days e adopt and thread them into our culture.
What I guess I’m saying is that here in the United States, we celebrate a worldwide culture replete with every ethnic group in the world coming together in one place, America!