Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican festival, which celebrates a great achievement in the history of Mexico and “Cinco de Mayo” means May 5th. A Mexican army defeated a large French army on May 5, 1862. As a result of this battle, the US armed forces were able to build up their forces, building up their strategic power, and end the civil war. This is why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States as well as in Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo is a time to enjoy traditional Mexican recipes and the best loved Mexican foods. The celebrations include activities for Cinco de Mayo including dancing and singing; these can be enjoyed before the food is served.

Interesting Facts:

  • Cinco de Mayo is also significant to Americans because it marks the last time a foreign power acted as the aggressor on American soil.
  • In Canada, they celebrate Cinco de Mayo by skydiving.
  • Mexican community celebrates more then 365 festivals each year. Cinco de mayo is one of them.

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