What "5 de Mayo" really means for Mexicans
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.