Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in the US?
During Roosevelt's presidency, he began to implement the Good
Neighbor Policy (1933) towards several countries in Latin America.
Cinco de Mayo began as a cultural festival, quickly turning into a
Mexican-American Pride Day, as much as St. Patrick's Day is for
Ironically, Cinco de Mayo is not that popular in Mexico: often
mistaken as the Mexican independence day (September 16 is the
actual independence day of Mexico), it marks the date of a
significant battle between Mexican and French forces during the
Second Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).