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10 facts about the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo

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In May 1862, the Mexican army, contrary to all expectations, defeated the French forces at the Battle of Puebla. In memory of this significant event on May 5 (in Spanish it sounds like “Cinco de Mayo”), many Mexicans around the world celebrate the feast of their kinship and historical heritage. There are many ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo: for example, you can decorate your home, listen to Latin American music, and cook traditional Mexican dishes. Learn more about this important day for Mexicans, their traditions and their role in the history of Mexico so that their celebration does not turn into an ordinary feast.

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