Did you know Cinco de Mayo is mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day?

Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day. Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated on September 16th, commemorating the Cry of Dolores, which, in 1810, initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain.

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5th. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.

This commonly held belief is, indeed, a misconception. How’s that for an abbreviated history lesson?)

Happy Cinco de Mayo.