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Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated to remember a very important day in Mexican History when the Mexican Army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Despite popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. On that day, Napoleon sent 6500 men to go up against 4000 Mexican men in a brutal battle. Mexico actually already declared their independence on September 16, 1810.
The city of Puebla celebrates Cinco de Mayo by throwing huge parties which includes dancing, bright decorations, and fabulous Mexican food. Women dress in colorful attire and men wear western traditional clothing. There are many parades, great music being played by Mariachi bands and tons of people celebrating by eating delicious food while spending time with their loved ones. Cinco de Mayo is most celebrated in Puebla and many other Mexican towns, even places in this country rejoice and remember the epic battle.