Each year on the fifth of May, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo. So what is Cinco de Mayo all about? This festive celebration of Mexican culture and heritage commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over France in 1862, during the Franco-Mexican War at the Battle of Puebla. This war occurred from 1861-1867. Traditional celebrations of Cinco de Mayo include mariachi music performances, parades and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the U.S.

Not to be confused with the Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of freedom and liberty.

¡Happy Cinco de Mayo!


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