Transcript for a brief history of cinco de mayo this transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate now playing: gma live (050313) now playing: abc news across the. Cinco de mayo (spanish for “may 5th”, or literally, “five of may”) is a celebration held on may 5 the date is observed to commemorate the mexican army ‘s unlikely victory over french forces at the battle of puebla on may 5, 1862, under the leadership of general ignacio zaragoza seguín. Cinco de mayo is not mexican independence day, despite popular belief may 5 is the anniversary of the battle of puebla, in which the ill-equipped mexican army defeated france in 1862 no other. Cinco de mayo is one of those holidays that everyone looks forward to and everyone takes part in to celebrate one of the many cultures that makes our country great cinco de mayo is similar to st patrick’s day, or the 4 th of july in the sense that the holiday celebrates various cultures.
Hint: it has nothing to do with mexican independence day cinco de mayo honors the anniversary of the may 5, 1862 battle of puebla the clash, which took place during the french-mexican war. Cinco de mayo, or the fifth of may, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the mexican army’s 1862 victory over france at the battle of puebla during the franco-mexican war cinco de mayo 2018. Cinco de mayo: cinco de mayo, holiday celebrated in parts of mexico and the united states in honor of a military victory in 1862 over the french forces of napoleon iii it should not be confused with mexican independence day, which falls on september 16 and was established in 1810.
Cinco de mayo, celebrated on the 5th of may, commemorates the triumph of a small mexican army over french forces in an 1862 battle, batalla de puebla the battle at puebla took place only 14 years after the united states defeated mexico in the mexican-american war. Cinco de mayo, spanish for the fifth of may, is celebrated in a very different way in mexico, where the holiday originated, than it is in the united states. George stephanopoulos brings you the amazing true story behind america’s favorite mexican holiday. Cinco de mayo is a great time to celebrate and learn more about mexican history and culture if you want to celebrate the day the right way, brush up on the history of the holiday. Cinco de mayo was declared a national holiday but remains a relatively minor one in mexico the holiday, though, became immensely more popular in the us, due in part to mexican immigration.
Cinco de mayo, meaning fifth of may in spanish, is an important day for the mexicans it is a regional holiday in mexico, celebrated in order to commemorate the unexpected victory of the mexican army over the french forces on may 5, 1862 at the battle of puebla. Batalla de puebla, also referred to as cinco de mayo, occurred in 1862 and represents one of the few victories by the mexican civic-military union against a world power like france, whose army was recognized as one of the best of that time. Cinco de mayo, the day bars and to clear the air, george stephanopoulos brings you a brief history of cinco de mayo and the 1862 battle of puebla watch the video above 0 shares email star.
The anniversary of the battle of puebla was declared a national holiday referred to as “battle of puebla day” or “battle of cinco de mayo” by president benito juárez on may 9, 1862. Cinco de mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo] in latin america, spanish for fifth of may) is an annual celebration held on may 5 the date is observed to commemorate the mexican army 's unlikely victory over the french empire at the battle of puebla , on may 5, 1862, under the leadership of general ignacio zaragoza. Cinco de mayo - cinco de mayo means the fifth of may it is not an independence day for mexico like most unknowledgeable people think mexican independence day is celebrated on the 15th of september. Introduction a mexico city journalist posted to los angeles wrote in 1980, “cinco de mayo is not a very important holiday in mexico how does cinco de mayo come to be celebrated in the united states”hayes-bautista 2012.
For many americans, cinco de mayo means enjoying mexican food and probably a few margaritas but cinco de mayo, which means may 5 in spanish, is probably one of the most misunderstood mexican. Cinco de mayo history introduction the holiday of cinco de mayo, the fifth of may, commemorates the victory of the mexicans over the french army at the battle of puebla in 1862it is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the mexican state capital city of puebla and throughout the state of puebla, but is also celebrated in other parts of the country and in uscities with a significant. Cinco de mayo is a bigger deal in other countries like the usa that's because mexicans who live in other countries like to celebrate cinco de mayo and because most foreigners think it's the most important mexican holiday. Cinco de mayo isn’t all that popular in mexico mexicans celebrate cinco de mayo with a reenactment of the 1862 battle between the french and the zacapuaxtlas indians may 5, 2001 in puebla.