Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo). This holiday honors a victory by the Mexican Army over invading French troops at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.


Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates a great victory by the Mexican army over French forces in 1862. It's also a good day to get together and party!

The True History of Cinco de Mayo
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