Cinco de Mayo

Nia Merritt

History of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo or the fifth of May tells the story of how the Mexicans defeated the France army at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war in 1862. Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, but has evolved in the United States as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particular in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include Parades, Mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.
Cinco de Mayo - Popular American Festival