No, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. That's September 16. Cinco de Mayo marks the defeat of the French army by Mexican forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The holiday is actually more popular in the U.S. than in Mexico. In these parts, May 5 is cause for celebrating Mexican and Mexican-American culture in all its forms. It's also cause for plenty of tequila — and lucky for all the revelers, this year Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday. But this holiday isn't just about margaritas — there's also some family-friendly events... More >>>