Sunday, May 1, 2011

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Cinco De Mayo


Cinco de Mayo is a day celebrated on May 5, in the United States and Puebla (a city of east-central Mexico) and it commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.  It is an American Civil War holiday that was created by Mexicans and Latinos living in California who supported the cause of defending freedom and democracy during the first years of the war that led to the Battle of Puebla.

The great significance of the Battle of Puebla is that the Mexican army (4,000 soldiers) defeated the French army (8,000 soldiers) despite the fact that the French army outnumbered by more than half and they were more skilled.

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