Celebrate Cinco de Mayo – May 5

  Cinco de Mayo     March 5th   What is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo means the "fifth of May" in Spanish. Many Americans believe that Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico's independence from Spain. In fact, it began as a local holiday that celebrated Mexico's defeat of the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The History of Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo – May 5

Cinco de Mayo May 5 Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. While not an "obligatory federal holiday" in Mexico, it is celebrated primarily (and voluntarily) in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is … [Read more...]

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