Looking south instead of north today we see that it is the Cinco de Mayo, which is a big celebration in Mexican history. Some facts about Cinco de Mayo:
- It is NOT Mexican independence day. It is actually September 16.
- It celebrates the defeat of a larger, better equipped French army by a smaller army of Mexicans in the state of Puebla.
- During the American Civil War, Napoleon tried to invade Mexico and add it to his empire.
- The US helped out the Mexicans, once the Civil War was over.