Full Video |03:27

Full Video |03:27

Offers insight into the origins of Cinco de Mayo, and explains why it celebrates the Mexican victory against Napoleon III in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The program also showcases some of the many ways that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in both the United States and Puebla, Mexico, and reveals that Cinco de Mayo is not the largest-national holiday in Mexico.

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  • Cinco de Mayo
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