Cinco de Mayo

May 5th, 1862

The History


Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly 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: A Brief History

Would I Go?

I would go because the parties look fun.

Cinco de mayo vs Fourth of July


Similarities: Fun and it's for everyone

Cinco De Mayo: Celebrates winning the war, During the spring time

Fourth of July: Celebrates American independence, During the summer time