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El Cinco de Mayo Week of May 5, 2011. Miss Higgins WH Academy.

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1 El Cinco de Mayo Week of May 5, Miss Higgins WH Academy

2 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?

3 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

4 Mexico  Where is Mexico?  What states does Mexico border?  Capital: Mexico City  Population: est. 11 million people

5 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 But the Mexican soldiers' courage and determination inspired Mexican Americans.

6 Cinco de Mayo Images

7 Cinco de Mayo Video  Mayo-Traditions Mayo-Traditions


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