Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish term for May the fifth) is an annual celebration observed in Mexico and the United States to commemorate the victory of the Mexican military against the French forces in 1862 during the Battle of Puebla. The Battle of Puebla is significant because of the outnumbered Mexican forces’ ability to defeat large and well-equipped French forces. This day later came to be associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.


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