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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican festival that originates in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico (southeast of Mexico City). On May 5th, 1862, the Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin defeated the French troops after they invaded Mexico. The general stopped their march towards Mexico City and became a legend. The festival commemorates his victory in 'The battle of Puebla'.

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the USA mainly in areas and cities with a higher Mexican population but many Americans like to take the chance to celebrate as well...

Cinco de Mayo is frequently confused with "Diez y Seis de Septiembre", September 16th, which is the Mexican Independence Day.



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