What day is Mexico’s equivalent to July 4th in the United States?
– May 5
– Sept 16
– July 5
– January 1
Answer: In countries outside of Mexico, the holiday Cinco de Mayo is very popular and has gotten labeled as Mexican Independence Day, however this is incorrect. The fifth of May actually marks the Mexican victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. September 16th is the day Mexico claimed its independence and began the war against Spain, also known as Mexican Independence Day. Independence Day is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the day Miguel Hidalgo is believed to have made the “cry of independence” in the town of Dolores, on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards.