Celebrating “Cinco de Mayo” in Mexico

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Celebrating “Cinco de Mayo” in Mexico

Celebrating “Cinco de Mayo” in Mexico

Each year, "Cinco de Mayo" or the Fifth of May is celebrated in Mexico. Parties, dancing, and drinks commemorate a serious moment in its history. In 1862, France wanted to collect on its debts and install its own leader in Mexico. At the Battle of Puebla outnumbered Mexican soldiers defeated a well-equipped French army stopping their advance in the country. Mexico says the Battle of Puebla unified the country and is an example of its adamant opposition to foreign interference. Take a look at how Mexico re-creates this historic occasion.

Each year, “Cinco de Mayo” or the Fifth of May is celebrated in Mexico.  

Parties, dancing, and drinks commemorate a serious moment in its history.  

In 1862, France wanted to collect on its debts and install its own leader in Mexico.  At the Battle of Puebla outnumbered Mexican soldiers defeated a well-equipped French army stopping their advance in the country.  

Mexico says the Battle of Puebla unified the country and is an example of its adamant opposition to foreign interference.

Take a look at how Mexico re-creates this historic occasion.