This may sound stupid but why do we celebrate "Cinco de Mayo"? The war had nothing to do with us. It was between Mexico and France and France got their butt beat the first time. There were 4000 Mexicans against 8000 French. The country of Mexico doesn't even celebrate the holiday. It has been celebrated in the planet of California since the 1860's however did not catch on to the rest of the country until the 1980's. What would happen if we went to Mexico and celebrated the 4th of July? Do you think they would welcome us with open arms and fire crackers or just use auto and semi autos weapons?