Cinco de Mayo
Every Fifth of May (Cinco de Mayo) in the state of Puebla, the
famous Battle of Puebla is commemorated with traditional music and
dancing and general festivities. The Battle saw a smaller Mexican
army defeat a larger and more equipped French army on 5 May 1862.
Ironically the day is probably more celebrated in the United States
than it is in the rest of Mexico, in a similar fashion to the
celebrations of St. Patrick's Day.
Event Date: 5 May 2012
Venue: Puebla, east of Mexico City