Cinco de Mayo 2021


When is Cinco de Mayo 2021?

Cinco de Mayo 2021 is on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (in 221 days).  Calendar for 2021
Cinco de Mayo 2020 has already passed: it was on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (144 days ago).  Calendar for 2020

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo parade. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsCinco de Mayo parade
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrated annually on May 5. Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for 'Fifth of May' and commemorates the unlikely victory of the Mexican Army over superior French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Even though it is only a public holiday in the state of Puebla, where the battle took place, and not in the rest of the country, schools are closed nationwide on this day.

Over the last decades Cinco de Mayo has gained increasing popularity in the Mexican-American population of the United States for the celebration of Mexican culture, heritage, cuisine, dance and music, comparable to St. Patrick's Day for the Irish. Parades are staged and events, celebrations and ceremonies are held on this day, especially in areas in the Southwest that have large populations of Americans of Mexican descent.

Cinco de Mayo is not, as sometimes mistakenly assumed, Mexico's Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16.

Further reading:
Cinco de Mayo on Wikipedia
Cinco de Mayo on history.com

When is Cinco de Mayo 2022?

Cinco de Mayo 2022 is on Thursday, May 5, 2022 (in 586 days).  Calendar for 2022

Dates for Cinco de Mayo from 2016 to 2026

The next occurrence of Cinco de Mayo is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Cinco de Mayo 2016      May 5, 2016      Thursday      1605 days ago
Cinco de Mayo 2017      May 5, 2017      Friday      1240 days ago
Cinco de Mayo 2018      May 5, 2018      Saturday      875 days ago
Cinco de Mayo 2019      May 5, 2019      Sunday      510 days ago
Cinco de Mayo 2020      May 5, 2020      Tuesday      144 days ago
Cinco de Mayo 2021      May 5, 2021      Wednesday      in 221 days
Cinco de Mayo 2022      May 5, 2022      Thursday      in 586 days
Cinco de Mayo 2023      May 5, 2023      Friday      in 951 days
Cinco de Mayo 2024      May 5, 2024      Sunday      in 1317 days
Cinco de Mayo 2025      May 5, 2025      Monday      in 1682 days
Cinco de Mayo 2026      May 5, 2026      Tuesday      in 2047 days
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