Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, so get ready to celebrate! But did you know the origin of this annual celebration? Contrary to popular belief, May 5 isn’t Mexico’s Independence Day, which is September 16.
Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.
However, over the years, Cinco de Mayo has become more popularly celebrated in the United States than in Mexico, as the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.
Celebrate this culture with these delicious menu ideas: