"Celebratory Facts about Cinco de Mayo"
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Cinco de Mayo, also known as the Fifth of May
is a holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and in Mexican-American communities in the United States.
The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day, which is celebrated on September 16th
but rather a day to honor Mexican heritage and pride.
The holiday has become increasingly popular in the United States
Where it is celebrated with parades, live music, food, and drink.