Cinco de Mayo

Amber Butcher


Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). In 1861 the liberal Mexican Benito Juárez became president of Mexico in its financial ruin. He had to deal with the debts to the European government. France, Britain and Spain sent Naval Forces to Mexico for reimbursement. Mexican army won the battle against France. Now the day is known as Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in the United States. The Cinco de Mayo traditions includes mariachi music, parades and street festivals.

Would you like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

I would like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo because it would be very festive and a lot of fun.