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Cinco de Mayo

Definition: Cinco de Mayo celebrates a victory by the Mexican Army over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Today, people celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a big way. They have festivals, dance special dances and eat special foods. Music and sporting events are a big part of the day. They make piņatas. People wear clothes of red and green, the colors of the Mexican flag.

Celebrated on May 5.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Cinco de Mayo History
Origins and history of the holiday.


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