from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. May 5, observed by Mexican communities in Latin America and Mexican-American communities in the United States in commemoration of the 1862 defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla.
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- proper n. A national celebration in Mexico, commemorating the victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza over the French expeditionary forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, also celebrated widely by immigrants living in the United States.
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- n. the fifth of May which is observed in Mexico and Mexican-American communities in the United States to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862
Martinned: But seriously, you may want to take into account that it was Cinco de Mayo, which is, more than any other, the day for a bit of Mexican nationalism.
But seriously, you may want to take into account that it was Cinco de Mayo, which is, more than any other, the day for a bit of Mexican nationalism.
May 5th -- otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo -- is creeping up.
Cinco de Mayo, which is May 5, 2009 (14 days from today).
For those of you who don't know, Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for "Day of Reckoning," is the day in 1588 when a small Mexican flotilla defeated the might Spanish Armada on the Bay of Pigs, where the victorious Mexican sailors contracted swine flu.
Fiestas decorated with Mexican red, green and white commemorate the holiday known as Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates the astonishing victory of the Battle of Puebla, Mexico.
CHO: And in honor of "Cinco de Mayo," the first lady shared with the class her favorite food.
If "Cinco de Mayo" is on a "List of days that Americans cannot wear T-shirts with the colors of the American flag", I'd like to see the COMPLETE LIST.
"It's great that people take an interest in Mexican cooking on Cinco de Mayo, which is why I've added so much new content to the site ahead of time - and I'm adding more all the time!
In fact, Fat Tuesday is akin to Cinco de Mayo -- a day when you can't seem to find a decent margarita to save your life.
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