Cinco de Mayo
is a holiday which commemorates the battle of 1862 in which Mexican troops defeated French forces in Puebla, Mexico. The holiday, which is celebrated in cities throughout North America, is an event of historical import in the city of Puebla, where the fighting took place. In this state capital, Cinco de Mayo is commemorated with a civic parade, a re-enactment of the military maneuvers, and other festivities.
Cinco de Mayo Parade:
A civic parade with over 20,000 participants is one of the main events of Puebla's Cinco de Mayo celebrations. School children, students, military and floats will be featured in the parade. This parade usually runs along Boulevard Cinco de Mayo.
See the official Cinco de Mayo in Puebla website for more information: 5demayopuebla.mx. Or check out AllAboutPuebla.com: Cinco de Mayo 2013 in Puebla.
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