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Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for fifth of May, commemorates the Mexican army's improbable victory over French forces during the Battle of Pueblo on May 5th, 1862. On this day, 4000 Mexican soldiers succeeded in defeating the exceedingly equipped 8000 unit French Army, which had gone undefeated for the past 50 years. The battle took place in Pueblo, 100 miles east of Mexico City.

This regional Mexico holiday is celebrated primarily in the state of Pueblo with limited recognition in other parts of Mexico. Although not a federal holiday in Mexico, it is voluntarily recognized by many. The day is celebrated on a much larger scale around the US and major cities around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. The day is often associated with parades, mariachi music, dancing, margaritas and other types of festive activities.

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review by . May 04, 2011
The Spanish version of St. Patty's Day and Oktoberfest, right? We, Americans, love a holiday that gives us full permission to drink and have a good time. In fact, my friends have officially renamed Cinco de Mayo, Cinco de Drinko...yes, we are clever sorts, aren't we?      Here are cinco quick fun facts on Cinco de Mayo, so as you raise your margarita, you'll know what your toasting:      I find it interesting that not even Mexico celebrates Cinco …
Quick Tip by . May 06, 2010
Judgeing by the hour wait at $1 taco night, I'd say it is a pretty popular holiday!
review by . November 28, 2009
I want tequila in May 5th!
May 5th is good day for all mexican people and American neighbors because the Mexican army fought against the French army and Mexico was victorious. In the first clashes the French army advanced up to the city of Puebla de los angeles but Mexican army fought endessly against the enemies. The cooperation of all Mexicans made victory possible but the ambition of the French seize Mexican territory at that time did not finish. The French withdrew for Mexican territory but returned with more soldiers …
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