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Sink Your Teeth into Cinco de Mayo History

SINK YOUR TEETH INTO CINCO DE MAYO HISTORY MAY 5, 1862 TODAY C BATTLE OF PUEBLA Public schools are closed throughout Mexico to commemorate the victory Mexican army claims victory over the French army of Napoleon II While no longer a national holiday, Cinco de Mayo remains an official holiday in the states of Puebla and Veracruz VS 4,000 Mexican soldiers were able to defeat 8,000 French soldiers Cinco de Mayo celebrations take place throughout North America Not the Mexican Independence Day- a common misconception MAY 9, 1862 Provided by: President Juárez declares the Battle of Cinco de Mayo to be a national holiday Sources: PENNINGTON 05/05/cinco-de-mayo-explained/26916669/ CREATIVE Mayo= Significance

Sink Your Teeth into Cinco de Mayo History

shared by PenningtonCreative on May 05
It’s been 155 years since the Battle of Puebla—the victory of which Cinco de Mayo commemorates! You can discover more about the history of Cinco de Mayo and how it’s celebrated today in this infographic.


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