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The Battle of Puebla: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Celebration | photo by: © Victoria Pickering

Today marks the observation of Cinco de Mayo, celebrated both regionally in Mexico’s State of Puebla and within the United States. This date reflects the essence of heritage and cultural preservation for Mexicans, in remembrance of a hard-fought victory over French troops at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862.