Mike Huckabee fancies himself a comedian, but few people are laughing at his Cinco de Mayo tweet. The holiday commemorates the day Mexican troops defeated French forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. But the former Arkansas governor...Show More Summary
Photos by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions Cinco de Mayo is an official holiday in Mexico, celebrating General Ignacio Zaragoza’s surprising victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla 155 years ago. It’s become somewhat of an unofficial...Show More Summary
Cinco de Mayo isn't Mexican Independence Day: it's the anniversary of the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. Here's what you need to know.
How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Try these apps for more fun! Cinco de Mayo celebrations mark the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Though it isn't celebrated much in Mexico outside of Puebla,...Show More Summary
The May 5 event that is commemorated by the holiday was the victory of a ragtag group of Mexican fighters at the Battle of Puebla
(Photo: El Original) On May 5, 1862, a Mexican army under the command of Generals Ignacio Zaragoza and Porfirio Diaz defeated a French army at the Battle of Puebla, temporarily halting the French invasion of Mexico. Consequently, Americans drink tequila on May 5 every year. Show More Summary
Oh, The Donald. ICYMI, Donald Trump tweeted a photo Thursday afternoon enjoying a taco bowl, apparently in celebration of Mexico's victory in the Battle of Puebla. " Happy # CincoDeMayo ! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. Show More Summary
Cinco de Mayo is almost more of a misconception than it is a holiday, at least for a lot of Americans. First of all, it's not the "Mexican Fourth of July"—it commemorates a single event: the Battle of Puebla, a decisive victory of the Mexican army over the French. Show More Summary
Video Maybe you've heard by now that Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Fourth of July,but about the Battle of Puebla, where the commanding French armywas pushed back, against all odds, by Mexican forces. But if you know those two facts, you probablyknowlittleof that seems to matter in the United [...]
Today is Cinco de Mayo, the day that marks the 1862 Battle of Puebla. It is not Mexican Independence Day. It's become a holiday celebrated heavily...
They could at least learn what Cinco de Mayo is, for starters. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla when the Mexican army defeated the better-equipped French army in 1862. While it isn’t a widely celebrated holiday in Mexico, in the U.S. Show More Summary
When most folks think holiday office party, they think Christmas. Here in Texas, though, Cinco de Mayo is a great day for an office party. Today's is the commemoration of the Battle of Puebla in 1862. On that day 154 years ago, the Mexican military defeated the numerically superior French forces that, the year before, invaded Mexico. Show More Summary
We love Cinco de Mayo, because any reason to eat Mexican food and drink tequila is aces with us. Don't forget to raise a glass to the Mexican soldiers who defeated France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.Luckily, Uptown is chock full of places to do just that. Show More Summary
Celebrate the Battle of Puebla with tasty bites, frosty beverages and, in some cases, live mariachi bands. [ more › ]
By Laura Woods, Contributor Cinco de Mayo -- or May 5 -- is celebrated annually to honor the day in 1862 when the Mexican army defeated France at the Battle of Puebla, during the Franco-Mexican War. Contrary to popular belief, the occasion...Show More Summary
On May 5, 1862, a valiant and comparably small Mexican army crushed French forces at the Battle of Puebla. Mexico’s Independence Day is actually celebrated September 16. But hey, when the chips are down and the ice-cold margaritas and...Show More Summary
Tomorrow is Mexico's high holiday Cinco de Mayo, a day to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. If you're craving for a taco or a burrito, well, you're in luck. Check out our list of 5 places to be to get your Gringo de Mayo party started. [ more › ]
Official beverage of America: Natural Light. Every year on the 5th of May, Americans consume tacos and tequila in honor of -- wait, what is it for?... oh, really? -- Mexico's military victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. If you're of Mexican descent, you've probably grown a little tired of U.S. Show More Summary
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, but the average American Millennial likely doesn’t have that in mind when giving into the margarita and taco infused celebration that has become the essence of May 5th in the US. Show More Summary
On this Cinco de Mayo, (which commemorates a Mexican victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862—not Mexican Independence Day, which is September 16) Curbed is taking a look at some standout architecture across the...