Monday, May 5, 2014

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration day of Mexico's victory over the French army which is held on May 5. It is celebrated in Mexico mainly in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla), also known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla

In 1861 English, Spanish, and French army assaulted the Mexico for non-repayment of debt.  On May 1862 mestizo and Zapotec force confront  French under the command of Gen. At the time of Battle of Puebla about 100 French soldiers were killed, But French force did not leave the country until 1867. The victory at Puebla became a symbol of Mexican.

Before the Battle of Puebla, Mexican Independence Day is September 16, NOT May 5. In Cinco de Mayo meals, people use around 87 million pounds of the green fruit and spend about $2.9 billion on margaritas, annually. The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration is in Los Angeles, CA.

Cinco de Mayo celebrates to an entire week with military parades and speeches and festivals that include music, dancing, and food.

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