Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican day of celebration!  It can not be likened to our own Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of a key victory against the French in 1862.  At the time and in Puebla-Mexico there were 4500 poorly equipped Mexican Militia; who were facing 6500 well equipped soldiers of the French Army.  In spite of the disparagement in numbers; the Mexican Militia won this battle!  Today, in Puebla there are still a lot of festivities to commemorate this victory however, throughout Mexico, there is not much interest in the celebration!  Cinco de Mayo is actually celebrated more in America than in Mexico herself! (adapted from-MEXonline.com)

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