10 Facts About Cinco de Mayo

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Published on May 3, 2019 - Duration: 01:23s

10 Facts About Cinco de Mayo

10 Facts About Cinco de Mayo 1.

The holiday celebrates the 'Battle of Puebla' in 1862.

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At Puebla, Mexico's army surprisingly defeated France's much larger forces.

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Mexico began the holiday in 1862, but does not recognize it nationally anymore.

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The U.S. adopted it in 1933 to strengthen its ties with Mexico.

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It became a U.S. national holiday only as recently as 2005.

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The official dish of Cinco de Mayo is called 'mole poblano,' a sauce that includes chocolate.

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Countries like Australia and Japan also celebrate Cinco de Mayo now as well.

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The signature dance of Cinco de Mayo is called Baile folklΓ³rico and is normally performed with mariachi music.

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