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Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican militia's victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is estimated that only 4,500 armed Mexican soldiers stopped and defeated the well trained 6,500 French soldiers.

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    1. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican militia's victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is estimated that only 4,500 armed Mexican soldiers stopped and defeated the well trained 6,500 French soldiers. This victory provided the Mexican nation with a sense of much-needed unity, which is the founding reason for the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

    2. In Mexico it is a regional holiday more than a national one, and most of the celebrations occur in the city of Puebla. • On the day of celebration, • all Mexican men who serve in the army • pledge allegiance to Mexico and the Mexican national flag.

    3. Cinco de Mayo in Mexico is always notably colourful as inhabitants come out to their city squares in traditional clothes accented in ever colour imaginable.

    4. Celebrations for  Cinco de Mayo can begin up to a week beforehand with parades, banners and even schools holding special events to educate students. The day of Cinco de Mayo is filled with food, traditional Mexican music and folk dancing.

    5. Cinco de Mayo is seen more as a day to celebrate Mexican culture within the United States Those parts of the United States with large Mexican populations enjoy the thrill of Cinco de Mayo celebrations, which have become a bigger tradition than in  Mexico itself.