cinco de mayo 2Happy Cinco de Mayo

President Obama hosts a Cinco de Mayo reception tonight at the White House to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (that's in September). In the holiday's native Puebla, Mexico, the date commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces in 1862, but on this side of the border, we celebrate Mexican pride.see more at firstcoastnews.com