Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo Quick Facts - FR

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2021 Date5 May 2021
2022 Date5 May 2022
Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo History

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican Army's victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War. During Mexico's war with France, the US was engaged in its Civil War. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla. This battle was a significant turning point for the US as well. The French were US Confederate Army supporters. During the Battle of Puebla, their attention became so focused on the battle with Mexico that the US Union Army forces were able to advance and gain significant ground. It is considered a minor holiday inside Mexico however, in the US, Cinco de Mayo not only celebrates the victory at the Battle of Puebla, but also serves as a celebration of the culture and heritage of the Mexican people.

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Cinco De Mayo Facts & Quotes

  • Cinco de Mayo literally means 5th of May.
  • Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America. - Joe Baca, California Congressman

Cinco De Mayo Top Events and Things to Do

  • Attend a Cinco de Mayo Festival. Popular such festivals can be found in San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.
  • Go eat or have drinks at a Mexican restaurant.
  • Make Margaritas with Mexican tequila.
  • Attend a Parade.
  • Make a piñata with your friends. Piñatas usually contain sweets or treats that fall out once it has been smashed open.

Cinco De Mayo References and Related Sites US Government Census

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