Happy Cinco de Mayo 2024 Wishes, Messages, Status, Quotes

Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican celebration that falls on May 5 in the U.S. and parts of Mexico. It is observed by Mexican Americans, Mexicans, and people of non-Mexican heritage. The day commemorates Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza. Parades, music, food, folkloric dancing, and battle reenactments mark Cinco de Mayo. Please scroll down to learn more about happy Cinco de Mayo, its history, celebration ideas, and greetings. 

Happy Cinco de Mayo 2024

Cinco de Mayo is the holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the United States on May 5 to honor the 1862 military victory of Napoleon III over French forces. Interestingly, it has become more popular in the USA than in Mexico. The holiday is linked with a celebration of Mexican-American culture. This year, Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Cinco de Mayo History 

When in 1861 Mexico declared a temporary moratorium on the repayment of foreign debts, English, Spanish, and French troops invaded the country.[1] By April 1862, the English and Spanish had withdrawn, but the French, with the support of wealthy landowners, attempted to establish a monarchy under Maximilian of Austria and gain control of the US in North America. On May 5, 1862, an ill-prepared mestizo and Zapotec force under General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French troops at the Battle of Puebla in southeastern Mexico City; killing at least 1,000 French soldiers. The war continued and although the French were not expelled for another five years, the victory at Puebla became a symbol of Mexico’s resistance to foreign domination.

In the United States in the mid-20th century, the celebration of Cinco de Mayo among Mexican immigrants was a way to encourage pride in their Mexican heritage. The day, in addition to its Mexican-American heritage, gained nationwide attention in the 1980s because of advertising campaigns by wine, beer, and tequila companies.

Happy Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Although it is celebrated across the United States and Mexico, it is not an official Mexican holiday, but Mexicans celebrate it. Winning the war is Mexico's top priority and because of this, they commemorate the day properly. In the United States, de Mayo is more about celebrating Mexican culture. Celebrations of this day in the United States began in 1863 as a symbol of solidarity between Mexico and the French.

How to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo 

You may find a lot of ways to celebrate the day, but here we have given you 5 best ideas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo:


The best thing you can do is to learn the history behind Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla. Emperor Napoleon III was excited to build a French stronghold in Mexico and ordered the French army to begin its march to Mexico. He sent a fleet ahead to attack, but the French army never got there. Ignacio Zaragoza, a young Mexican general, fought French troops at Puebla and defeated them. This battle took place on May 5, 1862.[2]


It is a superb time to acquaint kids with Mexican culture. Youth may not be able to understand the whole conflict, so focus on cultural appreciation instead. You can share some exciting facts with them which will help learning about their culture. Such as:

  • Mexico City is the oldest city in North America and the capital of Mexico.
  • Chocolate comes from Mexico. The cocoa beans were first planted there.
  • Cinco de Mayo is a Spanish phrase that means Fifth of May.


The usual dishes include tacos, pico de gallo, guacamole, flan, horchata, empanadas, and salsa. There is more to explore in Mexican cuisine than these famous dishes. However, you can choose any of them as a way to celebrate Mexican culture! These items are delicious, and harm-free for kids; the tortilla chips and salsa are another family favorite.


Check if local cultural centers offer educational programs. Local art galleries and museums may have special exhibitions during the holiday. You can also check online which will help you find Mexican artists or visiting teachers where they give public talks, show art, and more.


It’s much more common to find celebrations in big cities. If there is a festival in your area, go and immerse yourself in the culture! There may be traditional Mexican dancing, music, and lots of delicious food. In Los Angeles, Fiesta Broadway is one of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the world. You will feel great if you can manage to attend the festival.

Happy Cinco de Mayo 2024: Greetings, Wishes, and Messages 

Here are some of the beautiful Cinco de Mayo wishes, messages, and greetings to share with your loved ones:

  • Happy Cinco de Mayo! Fiesta ‘til you siesta![3]
  • Hey Señorita, let your beauty enlighten my life on this Cinco de Mayo.
  • May you and your loved ones be delighted with the offering of the Cinco de Mayo holiday. "Feliz Cinco de Mayo.
  • On Cinco de Mayo, let's be together to thank all the heroes for whom we're independent today! Let's celebrate the fiesta with songs, food, and dance!
  • Happiness comes with freedom and Cinco de Mayo is the basement of our freedom. Let's preserve the freedom within us! "Feliz Cinco de Mayo."

Happy Cinco de Mayo 2024: WhatsApp Status, Captions 

Below are some Cinco de Mayo statuses and captions that you can share on social media:

  • No matter from which caste we belong to, let's enjoy the fiesta Mexicana and celebrate our cultural differences. Happy #CincoDeMayo!
  • Today we commemorate Cinco de Mayo — a day we can proudly call Mexican. "Feliz Cinco de Mayo."
  • Spend the day marching with your head held high, dancing, singing and having fun times with your loved ones. #CincoDeMayo
  • It’s Cinco de Mayo, friend!!! This is a time to relax and enjoy happy and fun times with your family and friends. 
  • The Fifth of May is incomplete without loud singing of victory songs. We ended up winning that day. #CincodeMayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo 2024 Quotes 

Here we added some wonderful Cinco de Mayo quotes for you to share with your friends and family:

"Feliz Cinco de Mayo."

"Happy Cinco de Mayo. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, mayor Bill de Blasio is filling all New York City potholes with guacamole." — David Letterman

"I don't drink anymore for Cinco de Mayo. I celebrate with Mexican food, or as it's known in Mexico: 'food.'" — Craig Ferguson

"Happy Cinco de Mayo! It’s a holiday that’s as respectful of Mexican traditions as Epcot Center’s Mexican food pavilion." — Conan O'Brien

"Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day." — Joe Baca

"Cinco de Mayo is an important day. The Mexicans had to defend themselves from the French. It is historically significant, but it is not Mexican Independence Day." — Kuno Becker

"Happy Cinco de Mayo. If you don't know what that means, maybe you're a little out of touch - or maybe you're the governor of Arizona." — Craig Ferguson

"Happy Cinco de Mayo. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, mayor Bill de Blasio is filling all New York City potholes with guacamole." — David Letterman

Finally, we can conclude that Cinco de Mayo is the annual commemoration of the Battle of Puebla. The Mexican Fiesta symbolizes pride and enthusiasm for many Mexicans, especially in the state of Puebla.