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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