Why is Happy Cinco De Mayo popular right now?

May 5th is a regional holiday in Mexico commemorating the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is more widely observed in the US by the consumption of Mexican beverages and foods. @shawnpbutler (as of May 5 at 18:29 UTC)
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Last verified definition: Mexican Holiday commemorating the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Spanish: Hoy se celebra el triunfo del ejército Mexicano sobre el Francés en la batalla de Puebla en 1862. (as of May 5 at 15:23 UTC)

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