#fbf: Did you know that many people mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican independence? Cinco de Mayo recognizes the success of the Mexican Army during the Battle of Puebla. This battle of the French-Mexican War represented the bravery and determination of a country that was working to better itself. The defeat of the French at Puebla in 1862 was a moral victory for Mexico, as it symbolized the country's ability to defend itself against a very powerful nation. Now you know just what to remember next May 5th! Have a great weekend!