Over the years, US Presidents have been celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the White House with music, dancing, food, and other cultural festivities that recognize the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in which the Mexican army beat the odds and defeated the French. Show More Summary
Happy Cinco de Mayo! The fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It's a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, but north of the border Americans use the day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage. Show More Summary
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexicans’ underdog victory over the French in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, but all Americans tend to recognize it…because who can pass up a commercialized [...]
Here are some Cinco de Mayo festivities happening around town. These celebrations have only the most tangential relationship to the Battle of Puebla, which occurred on May 5, 1862 and during which the Mexican army vanquished French forces. No, they are actually excuses to drink margaritas and eat chips and cheese dip in defiance of your diet. Show More Summary
If Cinco de Mayo isn't on your radar, you might want to reconsider. Commemorating the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla (yes, we looked that up), Cinco de Mayo is an entertainer's dream - between the bright colors, good food, and those margaritas, May 5 is going to be your new favorite holiday. Show More Summary
Enjoy the supermoon tonight! Unless it's cloudy or raining. In which case, no supermoon for you, and you can commemorate the battle of Puebla in the dark. To the links! In case you wanted to start your day off with a gigantic crab, here you go. Show More Summary
Today is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that is based on the Battle of Puebla but is more commonly known as a celebration of Mexican heritage, mostly in the in form of booze and nachos; It's been watered down in the same way that St. Patrick's Day is now mostly about green beer. More »
What is Cinco de Mayo? Literally "the Fifth of May," Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts. Show More Summary
Happy Cinco de Mayo. Today is the commemoration of Mexico's victory in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla over the invading French forces of Napoleon III. Over the years, the holiday spread from Mexico, through the American Southwest and eventually across the United States. And perhaps America's recognition of Cinco de Mayo is fitting: The...
Cinco de Mayo -- a holiday that celebrates the Mexican victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla -- is actually pretty unpopular in...
Cinco de Mayo celebrationsfrom: ajc by Jon Watson Every year on the 5th of May, in honor of the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, revelers flood the streets of America in droves in search of cheap margaritas and bottles of lime-stuffed beer. Show More Summary
It's almost May 5, and we all know what that means: an excuse to get annihilated as we remember Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862! As you celebrate the strength of the armed forces of our neighbors to the south, bear in mind that our very own protectors and defenders will also be out in full force on this special day. [ more › ]
Mexican food in Camden Town Here’s a 15-second history lesson: Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for 5 May) marks the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which Mexico’s underdog army overran the occupying French (unfortunately for the natives, France won the second battle). Show More Summary
Despite what many think is a celebration of Mexican independence or just an excuse to drink copious amounts of tequila and Corona, Cinco de Mayo -- or the fifth of May -- is actually a commemoration of the Battle of Puebla.
Credit: Bob Andres Every year on the 5th of May, in honor of the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, revelers flood the streets of America in droves in search of cheap margaritas and bottles of lime-stuffed beer. Show More Summary
Hello! It's the week of Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Battle of Puebla! And what better way to celebrate a battle than with a recap of Japanese battle anime and manga? Actually, there are a lot of better ways, but hey, this is...Show More Summary
Click here to view the full photogallery. On May 5, 1862, an undermanned Mexican army managed to defeat the well-equipped colonial French invaders at the Battle of Puebla. The anniversary of that unlikely victory—Cinco de Mayo—is celebrated today by hordes...
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday which celebrates the victory over French forces on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. It is often mistakenly thought to be Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16. More of an emotional victory than a military one, to Mexicans the...
Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! For those of you that aren't aware, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican forces over the French at the Battle of Puebla, which occurred on May 5, 1862. It really has nothing to do with Mexican...Show More Summary
Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! An extremely important day in history, today we commemorate the seemingly-impossible victory of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. And like every other culturally important day in history, we celebrate by breaking out the booze and getting down to some serious drinking. Show More Summary