A lot of people get mixed up between all the margs and guac on what Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates and means.
Cinco de Mayo marks the anniversary of Mexico’s underdog win over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Which went down 160 years ago today. A year after their victory a group of mining workers from Mexico celebrated it in California. That is how the holiday got started here.
The day is actually way more popular in the U.S. than it is in Mexico, where it’s not even a national holiday.