― Happy Cinco de Mayo. A little history behind the holiday - The holiday stems from the defeat of the French by the Mexican army in the Battle of Puebla. You see, the Mexicans owed alot of money to the French so the French decided to invade Mexico and take it over until they got their money back. Needless to say, the Mexican Army won, handing France another Military defeat, and Mexico was cleared of all their debts to France. So it was a double whammy against the French. They just can't [...].