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Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Many people in the USA celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and take the opportunity to go t o their local bars€ or plan parties around the celebration.€ Fewer people actual ly know why it is celebrated, or exactly what the meaning€ of Cinco de Mayo is.€ Cinco de Mayo (which is Spanish for 'fifth of May') is€really a regional holida y mostly celebrated€in Mexico,€especially in the Mexican state of Puebla.€ The€c elebration€ is in honor of the Mexican army’s€ triumph over the French€ at the Battle of Puebla€on May 5, 1862, ender€General Ignacio Sequin.€ It is commo nly mistaken€as being Mexican Independence Day, which is actually on September 1 6.€ It is not a nationally recognized holiday in Mexico or in the US, but is mor e voluntarily celebrated as a symbol of Mexican pride, and the Mexican heritage. Cinco de Mayo parties in the United States take many forms, from somber remember ance get-togethers to rowdy parties filled with alcoholand revelry.€ It is also a great time to dress in a Cinco de Mayo costume ( http://www.halloweenmart.com/ seasonal-costumes/Cinco-de-Mayo )! For most people not of Mexican heritage, the celebration many times takes the form of participation in a party at a local Mex ican restaurant, or bar that is themed Mexican for the day.€ HalloweenMart makes it a breezeto Unfind a little Mexican inside them on this wonderful celebration day, with items themed Mexican for your fun and amusement.€ Wear a Mexican Sera pe ( http://halloweenmart.com/seasonal-costumes/Cinco-de-Mayo/mexican-serape )€o r a Sombrero ( http://halloweenmart.com/seasonal-costumes/Cinco-de-Mayo/sombrero _2 )€to show your support.€ Dress as Zapata himself in a Zapata costume ( http:/ /halloweenmart.com/seasonal-costumes/Cinco-de-Mayo/Zapata-Mexican-Outlaw )€or be the life of a party in a Tequila Bottle costume. ( http://halloweenmart.com/sea sonal-costumes/Cinco-de-Mayo/tequila-bottle )€ The ladies who want to be the one all eyes are on at all Cinco de Mayo celebrations can wear a Sexy Mexican Shoot er Girl costume ( http://halloweenmart.com/seasonal-costumes/Cinco-de-Mayo/SexyMexican-Shooter ), or even get a Sombrero for your dog ( http://halloweenmart.co m/seasonal-costumes/Cinco-de-Mayo/Mini-Pet-Sombrero )!€ No matter what the reaso n behind your celebration of Cinco deMayo, it is sure to be a great time for all , filled with pride, fun and honor!Overall, Cinco de Mayo is a time to get toget her and celebrate freedom, independence and the right to live as you wish.€ Thos e celebrating the honor of the Mexican army and their courageous victory can sta nd right next to those simply wanting to celebrate life and all together cheer " Viva Mexico!" -------------------HalloweenMart is a global online seller of Halloween Costumes ( http://www.hallo weenmart.com ), Cinco de Mayo Costumes ( http://www.halloweenmart.com/seasonal-c ostumes/Cinco-de-Mayo ), and Costumes ( http://www.halloweenmart.com ) in genera l.

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