The celebration held on May 5, is observed to mark the date the Mexican army’s victory over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla, in 1862.
The Cinco de Mayo, is an important cultural celebration to commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862. The Battle of Puebla was significant, both nationally and internationally.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture and highlight Mexican culture, especially in its music and regional dancing. In Mexico, celebrations include military parades and a big reenactment of the Battle of Puebla held at Peñón de los Baños.
In Puebla, celebrations begins with a parade, a battle reenactment, and a symphony performance, which continue early from May 5 to May 24. Included also are: a film festival, ballet, photo and art exhibits, music, dancing, and traditional food.