Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo's food, story, and customs

Behind The Holiday

Most people think that Cinco De Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day, but it's not. Cinco De Mayo is the date of the Mexican's unlike victory over the French army against Napoleon III in the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5th, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican war. But before all that happened, in 1861, Mexican Benito Juarez became the president of Mexico, which was in debt to many European countries. France, Great Britain, and Spain all sent armed forces to demanded the money. Britain and Spain negotiated with Mexico and got their money. But, Napoleon had a clever idea. He thought he could overtake Mexico and add it to France's territory. That' how the Franco-Mexican war started that lead to the Battle of Puebla which lead to Cinco De Mayo.

Food and Drinks

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What Food is Traditional to Cinco De Mayo

When you think Mexican food, you probably think of burritos, tacos, churros, and many others. But, a Mexican's palate is way farther than just burritos and tacos. On Cinco De Mayo, they eat food such as tamales, tacos, burritos, churros, tortilla chips, guacamole, enchiladas, quesadillas, beans, fried rice, corn, chilies, and many other foods. To drink, there's really nothing for kids. But for adults, they can have margaritas, tequilas, cocktails, and many other alcoholic drinks. Now remember, if your going to visit a friend or family during Cinco de Mayo, make sure to stuff yourself!
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Fort Collins Cinco de Mayo Food Fesival

Tuesday, Nov. 25th 2014 at 9pm to Sunday, May 3rd, 12am

Northside Aztlan Community Center/Heritage Park -112 E. Willow Street in Fort Collins, Colorado

This festival will be filled with vendors, dancing, and most importantly, FOOD! This is a great time to take your family out for some fun. This will start on 5/1/15 and end on 5/3/15.

Traditions, celebration, and customs

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Traditions & Customs

Most holidays have traditions that go back to the first time it was celebrated. Doesn't matter if it's Christmas or Labor Day, it has traditions. As applies, Cinco De Mayo has traditions. These include having a big celebration were the battle took place, which is the city Puebla. The celebration includes military parades, reenactments of the battle, and many other events. In the US, people have parties parades, and playing mariachi music. Foods are also a big part of the celebration. Some of the largest celebrations are held in LA, Chicago, and Houston. People dress up as Mexican and French soldiers and carry old fashioned rifles, (of course fake) Also, at night, they do a huge reenactment of the Battle of Puebla. The generals have a face-to-face "sword fight" and of coarse, the Mexican General wins. After that, the kids get to smash piñatas and the day ends with a cool firework show. Cinco De Mayo has a lot traditions and these are only a few.

Reenanactment of The Battle of Puebla

Raw: Cinco De Mayo History Brought to Life

Festival de Fiesta

Monday, April 26th 202 at 4pm to Sunday, April 26th, 6pm

LA, CA 90012, United States

Los Angeles, CA

Come to the largest Cinco De Mayo in the world and one of the biggest Hispanic festivals in the country! We have food, dances, parades, and more! Come to downtown LA for one of the best festivals of the year!

Cinco De Mayo in a nutshell!

Ask History: Cinco De Mayo


From this flyer, we have learned about Cinco De Mayo history, food, and traditions. Also, I hope you have learned something new from this here flyer and have a great Cinco De Mayo

-By Lambdin Lauvao