What "5 de Mayo" really means for Mexicans

Last Update: May 05, 2016

So, What is the reason we celebrate this day in the calendar?

In the U.S May, the 5th is a reason to celebrate "Latin Heritage" although most of the people in the U.S would tell you is Mexican Independence ( wrong, wrong, wrong).

This day known as "5 de Mayo" in the US has become more a marketing strategy to go out shopping or to go party than anything else. But what is the real reason 5 de mayo or May the 5th is known in Mexico?

Well, we Mexicans commemorate the Battle of Puebla which took place back on May 5th 1862. This battle marked the time the Mexican Army defeated the occupation by the French Army led by Napoleon III.

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richrivera Premium
I didn't know that J. Yeh big business would like a national holiday every week. The Chinese love our holidays too. Thanks man.
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JMario Premium
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
I love these truth stories.
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thanks!
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LisaFranks Premium
It is such an important day for Mexico. It has all but been lost to parties and shopping. Sad. Thanks for making others aware of the real reason for cinco de mayo.
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JMario Premium
thanks for your comments
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LisaFranks Premium
...and thank YOU for writing it.
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NRosales Premium
Thank you for the information, good to know.
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thanks!
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The-Fran Premium
Great to know more about Cinco de Mayo. Those Napoleons got around didn't they? Good for Mexico. :)
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JMario Premium
jaja...they did. thanks!!
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MPollock Premium
I am Glad people ask, listen, and learn. Nice statment about the Mexican Heritage.
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JMario Premium
thanks!!
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bidnesslady Premium
It's a shame! All these years celebrating this day, and knew nothing of the history behind it! Thank you for sharing, my friend. :)
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JMario Premium
jaja... no biggie, it is a good excuse to celebrate anyways

thanks!
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theresroth Premium
Have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo, and thanks for the History Info!
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you are welcome
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JaniceNichol Premium
Happy Cinco de Mayo
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JMario Premium
thanks
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