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  1. Oct 23, 2009 · Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The...

  2. The battle, which ended in a Mexican victory, is celebrated in the national calendar of Mexican holidays as Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). The route taken by the French toward the capital was blocked by the fortified city of Puebla. Incautiously the French general Charles Latrille Laurencez ordered a frontal assault up the steep Cerro de Guadalupe against the Mexican position, which was fortified by a ditch and a brick wall.

  3. May 3, 2012 · Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates Mexico's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It does not, as many people assume, commemorate Mexican...

  4. May 5, 2022 · Cinco de Mayo history: Why the US celebrates Mexico’s 1862 Battle of Puebla victory May 5 is not Mexican Independence Day 388842 07: A mock French Army prepares to fire small cannons during a...

  5. May 3, 2021 · Cinco de Mayo isn’t the same as Mexico’s Independence Day. (That’s Sept. 16.) The holiday celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. A year prior, Mexican President Benito Juarez suspended payment of all foreign debts. In response, France invaded Mexico.

  6. Cinco de Mayo is day of celebration for the Hispanics is a tradition that takes place on May 5 to mark the date that Mexico defeated the Second French Empire in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, under the command of General Ignacio Zaragoza. The Mexicans' morale was boosted by their win over the bigger and better armed French army with a smaller, less well-equipped Mexican force.

  7. Apr 8, 2018 · Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday which celebrates the victory over French forces on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. It is often mistakenly thought to be Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16. More of an emotional victory than a military one, to Mexicans the Battle of Puebla represents Mexican resolve and bravery in the face of an overwhelming foe.

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