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Cinco de Mayo – The Battle of Puebla, Mexico in 1862

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16. read more Cinco de Mayo from Mexonline.com – The Battle of Puebla, Mexico in 1862.

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This entry was posted on May 5, 2015 by in History, Places.

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