The point of Cinco De Mayo is the victory of Mexicans over the french empire.

Cinco De Mayo is a celebration held annually on Sunday, May 5th.

People celebrate it with: Parades, food, dancing, and music.

This annual event is most celebrated in: Puebla, Mexico where victory took place.

Today Cinco de Mayo has become more of an American holiday than a Mexican one; Mexicans celebrate independence on September 16.

In 1862, at the time the Battle of Puebla took place, the United States was engaged in its Civil War.

Cinco de Mayo can be seen as a turning point in the U.S. Civil War.

Cinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the United States in Southern California in 1863 as a show of solidarity with Mexico against French rule.

In Mexico they call Cinco De Mayo El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla meaning The Day of the Battle of Puebla.