Cinco de Mayo

May 5th is the celebration of Cinco de Mayo or the Fifth of May.  It celebrates a military victory of Mexico against France.  It is a popular celebration in the United States, in some ways it is a lot like the way that St. Patrick’s Day is observed by people who are neither Catholic nor Irish.  Cinco de Mayo celebrations are most common in the United States in areas with large Mexican-American populations.


The Haymarket Square in Chicago was the scene of a major labor battle.


True or False.  Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican equivalent of the Fourth of July?

2 thoughts on “Cinco de Mayo”

  1. Answer is False. It might be closer if it was a victory over Spain, but not France. 😊

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