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Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexican Independence Day?

Posted by: Francisco Macías

No, May 5th is not Mexican Independence Day.  Mexico’s independence is celebrated on September 16th and shouldn’t be confused with the holiday of May 5th.   The celebration of “Cinco de Mayo” commemorates the “Battle of Puebla” (May 5, 1862).  In this battle, Mexican forces led by Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín (from what is now the city …