Reported by ABC News, George Stephanopoulos brings you the amazing true story behind America’s favorite Mexican holiday. Transcript: Cinco de Maya they college campuses in bars across the country are packed with people enjoying guacamole putting on big hats downing a lot of tequila but out of this holiday get it started here's a brief history of Cinco de Maya first let's get a common misconception out of the way Cinco Tamayo is not Mexico's independence day that's this. Since the September a completely different holiday. Single mile commemorates a Big Bang. Known as the battle of Puebla fought on may fifth eighteen six. Two between Mexico and France. Mexico old France along a spade in England a lot of money. The three countries trips to Mexico demand payment. Spain and England reach an agreement that but France that out to attack Mexican forces in problem the battle lasted three hours Mexico was victorious the French lost nearly five hundred men while Mexico lost less than a hundred. Although the French will return this year later recapture pueblo and the rest of Mexico the battle of Puebla created a sense of national pride and was declared a national holiday today Sigurd a mild is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico. Mostly celebrating and probably the battle took place. Most of the country considers Mexican independence day celebrated on September sixteenth to be a more important data expressed our patriotism. But in the U. S. and got a mile has become a massive holiday with large celebrations taking place in Los Angeles Chicago Denver Houston New York City George W. bush was the first president honor the holiday at the White House casa Blanca. If you've got someone. I don't. Festivities in the U. S. like most important holidays usually not to consume lots of booze and food thirty point six million cases of beer eighty seven point three million pounds of avocados were sold on Cinco de Maya looking to thousand thirteen making six hundred fifty million whose revenue three hundred forty nine million servings of guacamole thirty three point six million US residents claim Mexican start and others party just because it's no wonder this holidays become one of the largest in the country.