Cinco de Mayo
May 5th, 1862
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.
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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