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Daemon
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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, is a national holiday in Mexico commemorating the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which Mexican troops under General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the invading French forces of Napoleon III. The anniversary of this event is celebrated not only in Mexico but in many American communities with large Mexican-American populations—especially in the southwestern states of Texas, Arizona, and southern California. The events include parades, patriotic speeches, bullfights, barbecues, and beauty contests. More...
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On May 5, 1862, the French attacked the city of Puebla, ensuing in a daylong battle. When the French finally retreated they had lost nearly 500 soldiers while fewer than 100 Mexicans had been killed. The Battle of Puebla on May 5 marked a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement. In 1867—thanks in part to military support and political pressure from the United States —France finally withdrew.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations. Today, revelers mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods such as tacos and mole poblano – and lots of margaritas.

https://www.bkreader.com/2019/05/03/what-is-the-history-behind-cinco-de-mayo/

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On May 5, 1862, the French attacked the city of Puebla, ensuing in a daylong battle. When the French finally retreated they had lost nearly 500 soldiers while fewer than 100 Mexicans had been killed. The Battle of Puebla on May 5 marked a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement. In 1867—thanks in part to military support and political pressure from the United States —France finally withdrew.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations. Today, revelers mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods such as tacos and mole poblano – and lots of margaritas.

https://www.bkreader.com/2019/05/03/what-is-the-history-behind-cinco-de-mayo/

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