Cinco De Mayo, celebrated widely in the United States of America and Mexico is an important celebration of the Mexican culture. Cinco De Mayo means the fifth of May and hence celebrated each year on this day. The history behind the celebration dates back to May 5, 1862 when a weaker Mexican army led by General Ignacio Zaragoza managed to triumph over the mighty French. Although the victory did not last long, it is of great significance in Mexican history. For the Americans though, it is more of a fun festival with great food and drinks. Although there is rarely a reference to the historical events in their celebration, the holiday holds a huge significance in the US.