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History of Cinco de Mayo

History of Cinco de Mayo

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo was actually invented here in America? In Mexico, May 5th is like any other ordinary day…not big parties like Americans celebrate. The fifth of May commemorates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).

Here in the United States, May fifth has evolved into the most anticipated celebration of Mexican culture, traditions and heritage. The celebrations are particularly large in areas with a bigger amount of Mexican-American population.

Cinco de Mayo traditions include: Parades, Mariachi Music, Street Festivals and of course the Restaurant/Bar scene in towns across America. What is most important to remember on any occasion or holiday is to:

Be Safe

Do NOT Drink and Drive

Have Fun!!!

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