Historically, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the heroic people and their struggle for freedom. On May 5, 1862 the outnumbered and out-armed Mexican soldiers at Puebla, under the command of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin, managed to defeat the French forces which fueled the momentum and national confidence to ultimately drive foreign power completely from the country.

Today, Cinco de Mayo has become a recognized bi national holiday in areas of Mexico and the United States, this celebration of culture, courage and freedom resonates as these values apply to everyone, despite where you come from.