Cinco de Mayo

How do people in Texas celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

They , get together have festivals maybe a few drinks and food. The gather many Mexicans they probably eat and talk and have a good time.

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Why do Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

They celebrate it because they faught in ab battle for their independance and rights to live in America.

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Cinco de Mayo commemorates a Mexican victory over an army from which country?

Cinco de mayo'(5th of may) is in ARGENTINA

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo mi hombre?

Happy Cinco de Mayo my man!

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Cinco de Mayo is a holiday now celebrated throughout America It originated in?

mexico

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Where can you find some good pictures for Cinco de Mayo?

Google images is a good place to start. See related links.

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What are the names of some holidays celebrating the spirit of the dead?

Well, seeing as you obviously know about Halloween and stuff, I'll give you one that you might not know about: "Day of the Dead" in Mexico is a celebration of deceased ancestors that originates from the Aztecs (I think!). It occurs on the first and second of November and this is the day that offe...

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What year did the actual battle between the French and Mexican forces on Cinco de Mayo take place?

the battle of Puebla in 1862.

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What does Cinco de Mayo Kwanzaa and saint's Patrick day have in common?

Other than the fact that they are all holidays, practically nothing. Cinco de Maya is day of the dead, St. Patrick's Day is a (Catholic?) holiday and Kwanzaa is non-denominational so they don't have much to do with each other.

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Translate viva el Cinco de Mayo into English?

Long live the 5th of May!

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Is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in Spain?

I would think not. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over France which happened decades after Mexico broke away from Spain.

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What does Cinco de Mayo represent for the Mexican population?

Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a celebration of the Battle of Puebla (May 5, 1862) when Mexican forces at first defeated the French forces that had invaded under an agreement between Britain, Spain, and France. French reinforcements ultimately won the war and occupied Mexico City in 1863, But Napoleon ...

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Did Mexico ever pay the interest on the loan from France that started the Cinco de Mayo disaster?

After renegotiating the foreign debt with England and Spain, France stayed and showed her imperialist ambitions. With the final victory over conservative forces and the execution of Maximilian I in 1867, Mexico vowed to never repay its debt to France.

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What do Europeans do on Cinco de Mayo?

Nothing, as it is a Mexican / Mexican-American celebration. If ever, French feel uncomfortable. See related questions.

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How did Cinco de Mayo relate to the Batalla de Puebla?

It is one and the same: The Battle of Puebla occurred on May 5th, 1862 (Spanish: Cinco de Mayo de 1862) when 4,500 Mexican soldiers and militia fought and won against French forces (6,500) who were better prepared, better supplied, and hadn't been defeated for more than 50 years. This happened du...

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Does Cinco de Mayo cause a crowd at Disney?

No. The Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 when 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated a much better-equipped French army composed of 8,000 men that had not been defeated for almost 50 years.

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Is there a holiday on may 27?

No, but in schools, there is.

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Why do more people in the US celebrate Cinco de Mayo than the Mexican 's?

The "Cinco de Mayo" celebration commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza. The Battle was important because 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated a much better-equipped French army...

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What are some typical foods served at Cinco de mayo celebrations?

Some typical foods are pico de gallo, burritos, rice, chips and salsa, and Sopapillas.

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When does Cinco de Mayo take place?

OK, I'm not sure if this is a hoax, or if you really don't know that cinco de mayo actually means May 5th.

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What was Cinco de Mayo?

The City of Puebla (some 60 miles SE of Mexico City) is the background of one of the most important battles of all time. On the 5th of May, 1862 the French Army (the world's best at the time, armed with cavalry and high-precision rifles) lost to Mexican militias composed mostly of huarache-wearin...

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What country has the largest and most popular celebrations of Cinco de Mayo?

Mexico, followed by the United States.

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What three things other than the battle of puebla does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?

The fact that Mexico defeated the most powerful military at the time (which hadn't lost a battle for almost 50 years).

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Why is Cinco de Mayo important?

Commonly mistaken for the Mexican independence day, the "Cinco de Mayo" celebration commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza. The Battle was important because 4,000 Mexican ...

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What does Cinco de Mayo mean in spanish?

Cinco de Mayo means "Fifth Of May" in Spanish

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How is the Mexican American Cinco de Mayo celebratiion different from the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Mexico?

In Mexico It is observed in the city of Puebla (where the actual battle took place) with a recreation of the battle, parade, music, festivals and fiestas, food and drink. In the States it is usually held as a "Mexican pride" day, with some culture and cuisine displays in the southwest. Among non-...

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What kind of dances are popular in Cinco de Mayo parades?

Traditional Mexican and Folkloric dancing, such as Mexican Hat Dance, Jarabe Tapatio and so on.

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The Mexican army finally won the battle of Cinco de Mayo at what point did the french decide to back down and surrender?

When the people of Puebla fought back.

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How do Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

The Mexican celebrate Cinco de Mayo because of the battle of Puebla. The battle of Puebla is where the Mexicans beat the french at war, on the year 1862. the french invaded only because the American were busy at war, the civil war. But any way this is why the Mexicans celebrate cinco de mayo. It ...

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What role did Napoleon the third play in Cinco de Mayo?

He was the mastermind behind the Second Franco-Mexican War (1862-1867): As a consequence of the large indebtedness acquired after both the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and the Reform Wars (1857-1861), the Mexican government faced such economic difficulties that president Benito Juarez susp...

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What is the actual battle between the French and Mexican forces on Cinco de Mayo called?

The Battle of Puebla (May 5th, 1862).

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What Latin American country celebrates Cinco de Mayo?

NO other latin American country celebrates 5 de Mayo because its when Mexico won the french..though some other places celebrate it like Canada and the USA

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What are the Statutory holidays in US in 2008?

New Years day, Memorial day, Independence day (July 4), Labor day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, I believe.

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What country is Cinco de Mayo most largely clebrated?

I'm guessing Mexico. Yes, it is Mexico.

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What is the significance of Cinco de Mayo?

The City of Puebla (some 60 miles SE of Mexico City) is the background of one of the most important battles of all time. On the 5th of May, 1862 the French Army (the world's best at the time, armed with cavalry and high-precision rifles) lost to Mexican militias composed mostly of huarache-wearin...

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What countries celebrated Cinco de Mayo?

Only Mexico and the United States. In the United States, it is celebrated due to the large Mexican-American population.

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How are Cinco de Mayo and Mexican independence day similar?

They both commemorate important events in the history of Mexico. Mexican Independence is celebrated on September 16 and celebrates Mexico's independence from Spain on September 16, 1810. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla during the French-Mexican War on May 5,...

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Where is the largest celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the world?

In the city of Puebla (100 miles east of Mexico City), where the actual battle took place.

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What holiday is celebrated differently in the US than in Paraguay?

Labor Day (May 1st), Independence Day (May 14), and Mother's Day (May 15) for sure.

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Cinco de Mayo is a hoiliday celebrated by people from which Latin American contry?

The day celebrates the Mexican victory over the French forces, battle of Puebla, 1862

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What are the foods during Cinco de Mayo fiesta?

Cinco de mayo food generally involve traditional hispanic foods, include guacamole, enchiladas, mole poblano and chilaquiles. Other dishes include soups, chips, salsas, tacos, flans, and a vast variety of other deserts and pastry dishes.

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Google changes their banner for other holidays that are not as important as Cinco de Mayo. I'm not a Mexican but I would like to know. What is the reason for them to not change it for today?

The main reason is that the 5th of May is a local celebration held mostly in Mexico. Of you want to see the corresponding Google doodle, you must enter the Mexican version of Google.

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What name is given to the holiday on which the people of Mexico remember the battle of Puebla and a man named Benito Juarez?

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th).

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How is Cinco de Mayo different from 16 de septiembre?

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the legendary victory over the French in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. At the time, they were the best prepared and equipped army in the world. 16 de Septiembre commemorates the Mexican independence day.

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Why do Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Because 4,000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 miles east of Mexico City on the morning of May 5, 1862. more info on http://www.vivacincodemayo.org/history.htm ANOTHER ANSWER On the other hand... The original question was, "Why do AMER...

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Who was involved with the Cinco De Mayo battle?

Mexicans, led by Ignacio Zaragoza against French forces, led by Charles de Lorencez.

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What are two other Mexican holidays besides ''Dia de los Muertos'' and Cinco de Mayo?

Try February 5: Día de la Constitución March 21: The Birthday of Benito Juárez, May 1: Primero de Mayo International day of the Worker (except of course in the U.S.) May 10: Mother's Day, September 16: Mexican Independence Day, November 20: Mexican Revolution Day, December 12: Día de Nuestra Seño...

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What are some of the reasons Cinco de Mayo is so widely celebrated in the US?

The Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza. The Battle was important because 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated a much better-equipped French army composed of 8...

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Where did the battle of the Cinco de Mayo take place?

It took place near the city of Puebla (some 60 miles SE of Mexico City).

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What is Cinco de Mayo who won?

Cinco De mayo is celebrated because there was a big war between the French and Mexicans. The Mexicans won.

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Where was Cinco de Mayo practiced?

Originally in Puebla, Mexico, where it happened. Then it became a Mexican celebration during the last part of the 18th century and with the "good neighbor" policy set up by president Roosevelt, it also became an American celebration.

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What started Cinco de Mayo?

Mexico was in debt and France wanted to take over Mexico.

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Do they really paint the street red white and blue on Cinco de Mayo?

In Mexico? Not at all.

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When was Cinco de Mayo first celebrated in the US?

A paper published by the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture states that the day first started in California in response to the resistance to the French rule in Mexico. When Mexican miners in the town of Columbia, California heard news about the resistance, they were so overjoy...

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What does the phrase Cinco de Mayo mean and why is it important day in Mexico history?

As opposed to what many people think, Cinco de Mayo (litterally, 5th of May) does not commemorate the independence of Mexico. It celebrates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza. The ...

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Do you have to be a Mexican to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Of course not! You can celebrate it no matter what you are!

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Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in the US?

During Roosevelt's presidency, he began to implement the Good Neighbor Policy (1933) towards several countries in Latin America. Cinco de Mayo began as a cultural festival, quickly turning into a Mexican-American Pride Day, as much as St. Patrick's Day is for Irish-Americans. Ironically, Cinco de...

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When was Cinco de Mayo first celebrated?

Cinco de mayo has been celebrated since 1863, a year after the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, which it commemorates.

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When was Cinco de Mayo officially a holiday?

when was cinco de mayo a offical holiday

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Why is Cinco de Mayo bad?

Cinco de Mayo is not bad. People might make bad choices in how they celebrate it, but the day itself is not bad.

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How does dia de los muertos and cinco de mayo differ?

Dia de los Muertos is a celebration lasting for several days that has its origins in pre-Hispanic times. It is religious or spiritual in nature, honoring the souls of deceased relatives and friends. While there is humor in the celebrations, there is a serious undertone to the holiday. Cinco de Ma...

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Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Commonly mistaken for the Mexican independence day, the "Cinco de Mayo" celebration commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza. The Battle was important because 4,000 Mexican ...

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What event do Mexicans and Mexican Americans celebrate?

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the State of Puebla and within the United States. Grito de Dolores on 16 September (Independence from Spain) is celebrated in Mexico but Mexican Americans and Mexicans living in the United States rarely give it any notice at all.

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What historical event is celebrated on Cinco de mayo?

Cinco de Mayo celebrates a victory won by Mexican forces against the French in the French Mexican War. The battle was fought at Puebla on May 5 and is known as the Battle of Puebla.

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Cinco de Mayo online scavenger hunt?

1. victory of the Mexican militia over the french army 2. Mexico independence day. 1821- gained independence from Spain 1846-48- Mexican American war. 1858- Mexican civil war. 1862- battle of Puebla. that all i have for now! ((:

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What is the significance of Cinco DeMayo?

It is the day that Mexico declared Independence. Equivalent of an American fourth of July.

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2 national us holidays?

Thanksgiving, and Christmas, are both holidays that are nationally recognized in the US.

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Is Cinco de Mayo a national holiday in America?

No, but it is celebrated within the Mexican-American community.

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How is Cinco de Mayo celebrated?

To celebrate "Cinco de Mayo", a large bonfire is built. People make noises while they dance around the fire to the tune of the music. They also play games and have parades and ceremonies,

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Do Cubans celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

No. It is a Mexican / Mexican-American celebration.

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Why is 5 de mayo important?

The "Cinco de Mayo" celebration commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza. The Battle was important because 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated a much better-equipped French army...

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What does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?

Cinco de Mayo commemorates that fateful day of May 5, 1862, on which the Battle of Puebla occurred. It was on this day that 5,000 poorly trained, ill-equipped Mexican peasants, under the command of one General Ignacio Zaragoza, fought against a regiment of French soldiers. The French were followi...

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