A Brief History of Cinco de Mayo

Although Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated in Mexico as fervently as the country's Indpendence Day (September 16), the date is still marked in many cities with rallies and parades.

A Sense of Pride
Not celebrated as fervently as Mexican Indpendence Day (September 16), Cinco de Mayo is still observed in many cities with rallies and parades commemorating victory over the French. In this photo, an artillery salute marks the day in 1885.

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