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The only reason Americans love Cinco de Mayo is because they hate the French. We, Mexicans, don’t even celebrate 5 de Mayo as much as Americans think or claim that we do.
They also want to keep bragging about this:
“The Mexican victory, however, was short-lived. Thirty thousand troops and a full year later, the French were able to depose the Mexican army, capture Mexico City, and establish Emperor Maximilian I as ruler of Mexico. However, the French victory was also short-lived, lasting only 3 years, from 1864 to 1867. With the U.S. Civil War over in 1865, the U.S. was able to provide more assistance to Mexico to expel the French, after which Maximilian I was executed by the Mexicans, along with his Mexican generals Miramón and Mejía, in the Cerro de las Campanas, Querétaro.” (via wikipedia)
I guess the only important thing about Cinco de Mayo was this: