Presentation on theme: "El Cinco de Mayo Week of May 5, 2011. Miss Higgins WH Academy."— Presentation transcript:
El Cinco de Mayo Week of May 5, 2011. Miss Higgins WH Academy
About Cinco de Mayo Do you know anything about el cinco de mayo? What does el cinco de mayo mean? Where is Cinco de Mayo celebrated?
Cinco de Mayo Facts Mexican holiday Celebrated on May 5 th Not Mexican Independence day Celebration activities are similar to St. Patrick's Day in the United States
Mexico Where is Mexico? What states does Mexico border? Capital: Mexico City Population: est. 11 million people
History of Cinco de Mayo In 1862, as the French invasion of Mexico began, Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza's force of 4,000 soldiers defeated twice as many French soldiers in the Battle of Puebla. The French occupation would continue until 1866. But the Mexican soldiers' courage and determination inspired Mexican Americans.