Cinco de Mayo has arrived

06 May, 2018, 05:08 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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Meanwhile in the U.S., Americans have embraced Cinco de Mayo as an opportunity to celebrate the heritage and culture of the neighboring country, but it has also taken on its own life. It's the celebration of the Battle of Pueblo against the french during the Spanish Civil War.

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"Cinco de Mayo" ranks ahead of "Valentine's Days", "New Year's Eve" and "St. Patrick's Day" for restaurant revenue, according to CBS News. It is a rather minor holiday and observed mostly in the state of Puebla. The event organizers say today is a celebration for Mexico, but also a way to bring different communities together. It is much more popular in the Unites States and has been celebrated by American citizens since the 1860s.

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The day celebrates the Mexican army defeating the French army, which invaded Mexico in the mid-1800s.

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