How’d Cinco de Mayo become more popular in the U-S than Mexico???

Today – NOT Mexico’s Independence Day as many falsely believe …. but instead the 5th of May celebrates a come from behind victory for the now much celebrated Mexican army’s victory over the French in 1862, ‘The Battle of Puebla’.  So fast forward to more and more Mexican- Americans who start celebrating the unlikely win here in the States.  Then more momentum during the heightened Chicano Movement during the 60’s and 70’s  — then, wait, there’s more…. the commercialization that skyrocketed with marketing campaigns around the country.  So while technically not honoring Mexico’s Independence but still a monumental day in Mexico’s history and a big party day now here across the U-S.