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Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in Puebla. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely defeat of French forces at the battl…e of Puebla on May 5, 1862 under the leadership of Mexican General Zaragoza Seguin. The outnumbered Mexicans defeated a much better equipped French Army that had known no defeat in over 50 years. However, Cinco de Mayo is not "an obligatory federal holiday" in Mexico, but rather a holiday that can be observed voluntarily. While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. However, a common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day, which actually is September 16, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.
Cinco de Mayo is a commemoration of the victory by Mexican troops in La Batalla de Puebla on May 5, 1869 during the French-Mexican War. Spanish for "fifth of May," Cinco… de Mayo is celebrated for two reasons: . In Mexico, it commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. . In locations outside of Mexico, those with Mexican heritage celebrate it to remember their culture and their pride in it. Interestingly Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated much in Mexico, except in the town of Puebla where the battle was won. It is most frequently observed in the United States. One reason it is celebrated more in the United States is because commercial interests have capitalized on the day, which has helped people to know about it.
Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the 5th of May. On this day in 1862 the Mexican Army of 4000 men beat a French army of 8000 at Puebla in Mexico. However it is a completely differ…ent holiday than Mexican Independence
If you are asking how long cinco de mayo lasts, the answer is 24 hours, since it is the calendar day of May 5. Cinco de mayo is the anniversary of the Battle of Pu…ebla, and that took place in 1862; so if you are asking how long ago the event was, that would be (as of this year, 2014) 152 years ago. This day as a celebration of Spanish American--and in particular, Mexican--culture is mostly something obsrved in the United States. In Mexico itself, 16 de septiembre gets much more attention.
Mexico is the place that cinco de mayo started
Cinco de Mayo is both a sad and a happy holiday. Happy because Mexico finally won its independence. Sad because many Mexican lives were lost and are remembered on Cinco de May…o.
When they earned fredom from Spain.
Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico. Though it is not a national holiday in the United States. it is widely celebrated.
It's on most calenders but not a current Fed holiday in the US.
when was cinco de mayo a offical holiday
Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken for Mexico's Independence Day, which is September 16.
Actually, Cinco de Mayo is not widely celebrated worldwide. It is mainly celebrated in the area of Puebla in Mexico and by people of Mexican descent in the United States, alth…ough a few other countries have events linked to Cinco de Mayo. Some of those events are: Near Vancouver, Canada a Cinco de Mayo skydiving event is held.In the Caribbean, an annual air guitar competition is held in the Cayman IslandsIn Malta in the Mediterranean Sea, people are encouraged to drink Mexican beer on May 5.In Brisbane, Australia, an annual Mexican Festival is held to honor the day.
Mexican Independence Day gets confused with Cinco de Mayo. Mexico gained independence from Spain on September 16, 1810, so that is their independence day. Cinco de Mayo celebr…ates the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla during the French-Mexican War on May 5, 1862.
Yes. In the US, Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May.