Cinco De Mayo

By Katie Owusu and Bryant Gilliam.

What is Cinco De Mayo?

Cinco De  Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican victory over the French in the battle of Puebla. It is celebrated every year on May 5th.

What was the Battle of Puebla about?

The French came to Mexico, and they tried to conquer the city of Puebla. The Mexican Army ended up winning the battle.  This all happened from 1861 to 1867

How/Where is it celebrated?

Everyone from the city of Puebla are involved in it. It became popular when people from Mexico came to the United States, and celebrated their heritage,in Canada also.

Michelle Obama at a Cinco De Mayo celebration.

How it's celebrated in Mexico

In Mexico there are large parades with where people dress up as Mexican and French soldiers. Every store on that day will sell traditional Mexican foods. Mexican clothing and accessories are also sold for people to wear at the parades,and etc. Sometimes a reenactment of the Mexican’s victory over the French troops that takes place in Puebla ( a city in Mexico that the French used to own) for visitors and citizens of Mexico to go to.

Parade in the city of Puebla, Mexico during Cinco de Mayo

How the United States Celebrates

In the United States most people celebrate a little smaller. They mostly eat Mexican though. In New York, once in a while they will have a parade. One of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations are in cities such as Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, San Antonio, Sacramento, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver and El Paso in the USA's south-western regions. In these cities, a large proportion of the population are from Mexico. In Pueblo de Los Angeles, celebrations of regional Mexican music and dancing are held.

What to Eat?

The most commonly eaten  meals are tacos with margaritas.  That is in the United States and Mexico. Then comes the usual, nacho chips with fresh guacamole.

For dessert, in America it is Mexican brownies. Made with rich Mexican chocolate. In Mexico, their must have dessert is the churro. A churro is a a Mexican doughnut basically. Except it is coated with salt for a savory taste, and coated with lots of cinnamon for a sweet taste.  

This is a churro.
This is a brownie made out of mexican chocolate.

Cited Sources

N.a. "Cinco De Mayo in United States." Cinco De Mayo in United States. WordPress, 2015. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.

Deen, Paula. "Cinco De Mayo Recipes & Party Ideas : Food & Drinks : Food Network." Cinco De Mayo Recipes & Party Ideas : Food & Drinks : Food Network. Food Network, Jan. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.

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Good Job! Cinco de Mayo incorporates parades, mariachi music, and mexican foods to celebrate Mexico's victory. Are there any specific states Cinco de Mayo is celebrated?

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Good job lots of good info

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Good facts and nice detail!

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I don't see anything wrong with it. Perfect:100%

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I did not see anything wrong with this.

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really good nice facts too

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This is very, very simple. Simply AWESOME! For something simple, of course. You could elaborate more in your paragraphs though. Fact: Many people think this, but this does NOT celebrate Mexico's Independence Day, which is on September 16.