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cinco de mayo

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is one of the most important holidays in mexico, it celebrates the battle of the Puebla which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, because they wanted to collect the wars debt. The French army was much larger, better trained and more equipped than the Mexican Army who was struggling to defend the road to Mexico City. The war rolled through Mexico until it reached Puebla, where Mexico made a violent stand, and, against all logic, won a huge victory.

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In mexico all this is what some families eat on this special event