Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

Nebraska residents of Mexican descent are marking Cinco De Mayo today.

Celebrations were also held in Omaha over the weekend.

Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862, when Mexican troops defeated a large French army.

The event is widely celebrated in the U.S…and often thought to be a celebration of Mexican independence.

Mexico gained their indenepence over 50 years before that battle.