Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance and celebration nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed nationwide in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.
We always celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Always. It's a great reason to eat some yummy Mexican food, and listen to some fun Mexican music. This year was no different. The Godbouts came over for dinner, and we had some DELICIOUS dip and chips ( gracias, Kristy) and some DELICIOUS burritos and beans (gracias, Andre). The only thing we forgot to do this year was take pictures....UGH! Boo on us. Hope everyone enjoyed the day with a cold corona. :)