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
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