18 Reasons Why Cinco De Mayo Is The BEST Holiday, #15… Need I Say More!

Mexican president Benito Juárez halted foreign debt payments for two years after two wars left the country almost bankrupt. The French took this opportunity to invade and set up their empire in Latin America. While the 8,000 French army was making its way to Mexico city, they were stopped and defeated by the 2,000 Mexican army in the city of Puebla.

Millions of Americans will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo. On this day many assume they are commemorating Mexico’s Independence Day. This date, however, observes the battle between the much smaller Mexican army against the better equipped French army on May 5, 1862.

Here is a little crash course on the history of this colorful and eventful day. We have also added a couple of easy DIY to help you celebrate this holiday. We highly recommend you try every flavour from #15.