|When is Cinco de Mayo in 2016?|
The date of Cinco de Mayo in 2016 is on Thursday, May 5th.
|What is Cinco de Mayo?|
Cinco de Mayo, which translates to the "Fifth of May" in Spanish, is an annual celebration that occurs on the 5th of May. The special date commemorates the highly unlikely victory that the Mexican Army attained over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5th in 1862. Even though the special day is remembering a major event in Mexican history and the name of the holiday is in Spanish, Cinco de Mayo is most popular in the United States. A common nickname for the date in the US is "Cindo de Drinko," as the celebrations surrounding this holiday usually include lots of alcoholic consumption.