Here are a few other interesting facts about Cinco de Mayo:
- In Puebla, one of Mexico's 31 states with a capital city of the same name,Cinco de Mayo is known as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla).
- While Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, it is mainly observed in Puebla. In the U.S. it has become a popular holiday to celebrate Mexican culture.
- May 5 is not, as many people think, Mexico's Independence Day. That holiday takes place on September 16.
- Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances, street festivals and of course, lots of colorful flowers.