Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May) is often confused with Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo is actually a holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s surprising win over French Forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. In Mexico the day is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla, but in the US it has become the date to celebrate Mexican culture, heritage and food! So “Celebra el Cinco de Mayo”!
The Fountaindale Public library has materials available on Cinco de Mayo, including a History Channel DVD on the Battle of Puebla.