Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, beverages, and customs unique to Mexico; I plan to celebrate by enjoying eating ceviche, caldo de Cameron, romeritos, and pan de muerto for dessert.
Cinco de Mayo is not greatly celebrated in Mexico; it is not a national holiday there; Mexican Independence Day is September 16. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular in the United States, especially in areas with large Mexican populations.
Cinco de Mayo honors the bravery and victory of Texas-born General Zaragoza's outnumbered militia against the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (the Day of the Battle of Puebla) is an official holiday in the Puebla State.