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Published on May 5th, 2013 | by iDidGo Blog Team

Where do you celebrate Cinco De Mayo?

 

Cinco De Mayo is one of North America’s favorite day of celebration with the excuse of drinking, dancing and loving everything Spanish. However few actually know the true history behind this festive day.

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

Knowing the true history, where are you celebrating Cinco De Mayo?

 

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