Cinco De Mayo
Battle of Puebla
What is Cinco De Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo, A Mexican holiday, is celebrated on May 5th every year. It celebrates the victory of a Mexican army over a French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In Mexico, to celebrate this day, people come together and have parades or town meetings as well as speeches. In the United States people celebrate with parades, folk dancing, speeches, carnival rides, and Mexican Music.
Elementary school kids in Mexico celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
Folk dancers in a Cinco de Mayo parade in Mexico.
Children gathering at a parade for Cinco de Mayo in Mexico.