Cinco De Mayo: Widely Celebrated, Frequently Misunderstood

Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico's victory over France in Puebla, Mexico, in 1862.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in Puebla, Mexico, in 1862.

(KCPW News) Many of you may be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Monday. And while most Americans observe the holiday as a day to celebrate Mexican culture, there are a lot of misconceptions about the day’s origins and meaning.

To help find the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo, here’s KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham.

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