For most Americans, Cinco de Mayo gives an excuse for tequila shooters and tacos, but in Mexico it’s hardly noted and is not even recognized as a federal holiday.
Despite what many believe, Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexico’s Independence Day, it’s a day that represents a relatively small battle for independence from the French in the city of Puebla.
In 1861, Mexico defaulted on foreign loans, including loans from England, France, and Spain. All three countries invaded Mexico to seek payment or land for the loan owed by Mexico. England and Spain withdrew from their invasion . . .