Happy Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo [siŋko ðe ˈmaʝo]; Spanish for “May 5th”, or literally, “Five of May”] is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.

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