Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 victory of the much smaller Mexican Army over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla. Puebla, Mexico still celebrates this date with an art and food festival and battle re-enactments, but it’s in the United States where the day has really taken off. Over the years, Cinco de Mayo has become a much bigger celebration in the United States than in Mexico. Cities across the country honor Mexican-American culture, highlighting music, dance and food from our neighbor to the south. Celebratory gatherings won’t be happening this year, but we can still enjoy some Mexican food! The library as many e-cookbooks available for some delicious recipes. Click here to see our selection.