Is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in Mexico?
I know we celebrate it in the United States as somewhat of novelty, and when I was younger, I assumed it was a huge deal—like, Fourth of July big—in Mexico. I’ve since heard it’s not a big deal at all there. What’s the deal?
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Mexico, but not very widely. Oh, and it’s not their Independence Day—that’s September 16.
It’s the anniversary of a famous battle in Puebla, where on May 5, 1862, underdog Mexican forces defeated Napoleon III’s French troops. In the state of Puebla, and especially in the city of Puebla, you’ll see parades, speeches, and military reenactments on that day, but that’s about where Mexican celebrations stop.
cinco de mayo is an celebration for mexicans held on May 5. The holaday is made to represent the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla.
Yes. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Mexico, mainly in the area
of Puebla. It was in that area where the Battle of Puebla was won
by the Mexican forces in the French-Mexican War on May 5, 1862.