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.