Cinco de Mayo May 5

Today Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the USA and Mexico especially in the state of Puebla.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at Battle of Puebla during French-Mexican War.
Cinco de Mayo is an optional national holiday. Events include parades and battle reenactments. Banks and government buildings closing will vary from state to state.

Food

Mole Poblano

Chalupas

Chiles en Nogada

Music and Dance

Mariachi Bands and Upbeat, Fast Rythmic Music

Merengue

Salsa

Rumba

Cha-Cha-Cha

Mambo

Religious Celebrations

Cinco de Mayo has no more religious significance than Independence Day, Flag Day, or any other civic holiday.

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