Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on the fifth of May in celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day which is celebrated in September. Interestingly enough, Cinco de Mayo is taken more seriously in the United States than Mexico, with celebrations in at least 21 states. Although recognized as an important part of Mexican history, Cinco de May is not observed as a national holiday in Mexico.


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