Today is Cinco De Mayo or The 5th of May, Happy Celebrating.
If memory serves me well, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in some parts of Mexico - I think Puebla - and in the Americas and in parts of Canada. It's significant in the fact that if Mexico had not beat the French in the battle of Puebla on this day in 1862 - I think it was - then the US Civil War may not have ended the way it did. Napoleon III invaded Mexico in the hopes of a quick defeat of the Mexican army in order to supply the Confederate Army in America in it's fight against the Union (North). Badly outnumbered and outclassed there was little hope for Mexico, but even with the odds stacked against them, our neighbor to the south of the USA took names and kicked the French's butt, in effect helping to shape the USA as it is today.
Some mistake this holiday for being Mexico's Independence Day, which is on September 16th I believe. I also think that the Mexican resistance to the French invasion was started by a Father Hildago in a town named Delores I believe. (correct me if I'm wrong here). Here in America it is observed somewhat like a Mexican St. Patrick's Day with alot of drinking and food.
Para todos y cada uno, feliz cinco de mayo, y puede ser su cervezahelada y las mujeres muy calientes.