Happy Cinco de Mayo!

What is Cinco de Mayo all about, anyway?  According to wikipedia:
In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's  victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16. The holiday originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.

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